am – 10:30 am: Focus
Speaker: The Salton Sea as an Opportunity for Science
Pedagogy by Tim Krantz, Professor, Environmental
Studies Program, University of Redlands
Dr. Krantz will virtually fly us around the Salton
Sea, California's largest and very troubled lake. The
flight will not only give you a birds-eye view of its
austere beauty and incredible biodiversity, but also
of its complex environmental problems and potential
solutions. This focus of the talk will be on opportunities
for science faculty and students to explore the wide
range of topis involved in Salton Sea science. The talk
will feature the art and science of the Salton Sea Atlas
am - 12:00 pm: Focus
Speaker: An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to
Tissue Development and Engineering by Kaustabh
Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at
In this talk, we will see how the multidisciplinary
principles and techniques related to science, technology,
engineering and medicine are being seamlessly integrated
to increase our understanding of how cells behave in
health and disease so that more effective therapies
can be developed in the future.
pm - 1:30 pm: Understanding
the World with Scientific Computing by Emmett
McQuinn, Software Engineer at IMB Research - Almaden.
Sponsored by the Southern California Earthquake
Discover how scientists are pioneering exciting computational
tools today that will be the future of science tomorrow.
Explore several large challenging scientific questions
across domains from geophysics to neuroscience and how
these challenges incorporate simulation, visualization,
and analytics. Gain insight into current and future
trends that may be useful for the scientists of tomorrow.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm: What
Is Nanoscience and What Can We Do with It?
by Dr. Maria Chiara Simani, Executive Director,
California Science Project and a lecturer at UC Riverside
Nanoscience is at the basis of the enabling technology
of the 21st century. This involves all academic disciplines
as well as impacting electronics, energy, medicine,
and all the future innovative technological applications.
Be introduced to emerging research and applications
of nanoscience and its fundamental link to a more in-depth
K-12 science education.