Current Topics in Science Series

Current Topics in Science Series

Each fall, the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences at Northern Vermont University-Johnson, hosts a popular speaker series featuring experts on topics in science for EHS students, faculty, campus community members, and the general public. The presentations are one of the many ways NVU-Johnson provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom to help students expand their knowledge and make connections with professionals in their field of study. The presentations are scheduled for Wednesday afternoons and coordinated by EHS Professor Les Kanat, Ph.D. All presentations run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in 207 Bentley Hall, and are free and open to the public.

 

Fall 2018 Schedule

date speaker and affiliation title
5 Sep 2018 Bill Irwin, Sc.D., CHP,
Radiological and Toxicological Sciences Program Chief, Vermont Department of Health
Radiation and Radioactive Materials: A Life in the Day.
12 Sep 2018 Zen Faulkes, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biology, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The 'Lobster In The Pot' Problem: Whether Crustaceans Feel Pain.
19 Sep 2018 Carl Brandon, Ph.D.,
CubeSat Lab Director, VT Technical College
From Physicist to Rocket Scientist and How to make a CubeSat that Works!
26 Sep 2018 Grahame Bradley, Ph.D.,
Program Hydrogeologist and Soil Geologist, VT Department of Environmental Conservation
Landscape Evolution and Hydrogeology of the Katonga Valley in Southwest Uganda.
3 Oct 2018 Connie Tompkins, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Exercise Science, UVM
Kiddie CATs on the Move: a Teacher-Led Physical Activity Intervention in Preschool Children.
17 Oct 2018 Andy Vermilyea, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Environmental Science Program Coordinator, Castleton University, VT
Influence of Glaciated Watersheds of Southeast Alaska on Water Quality.
24 Oct 2018 Deb Katz,
Director, Citizens Awareness Network
The Road From Vermont Yankee to West Texas.
31 Oct 2018 Charles Osler, FNP,
Emergency Services Nurse Practitioner, Copley Hospital, VT
Diagnostics and Management of Shoulder Dislocations.
7 Nov 2018 Bob Popp, M.S.,
Botanist, Fish and Wildlife Department, VT Agency of Natural Resources
Vermont’s Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants (and Management Concerns).
14 Nov 2018 Peter Danforth (Director of the LCCD), Meghan Rodier (LCPC), Staci Pomeroy (VDEC), and Danielle Owczarski (VDEC). Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Flume Demonstration.
28 Nov 2018 Darlene Olson, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Norwich University
An Assessment of the Statistical Methods used to Analyze RNA-sequencing Data.
5 Dec 2018 Danielle Garneau, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh
tbd
12 Dec 2018 Amy Welch, Ph.D.,
Professor of Health Science, Northern Vermont University-Johnson
To Run or Relax? Exploring the Arousal Antithesis for Stress Management.