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Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State

September 1, 2017

The Current Topics in Science Speaker Series at Johnson State College will begin Sept. 6 with a talk by JSC faculty member Lisa Zinn on monitoring nesting bird populations through bird banding. The series is coordinated by the college’s Department of Environmental & Health Sciences.

All talks, free and open to the public, will be 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 Bentley Hall.

Other talks this fall include:

  • Sept. 13, Kip Potter, Ph.D.,Water Quality Specialist, USDA/NRCS, restoring Lake Champlain
  • Sept. 20, Jim Cummings with Essex Physical Therapy, rehabilitation for knee ACL injuries
  • Sept. 27, Jason Shafer, director of the Vermont Institute of Applied Meteorology at Lyndon State College, forecasting power outages from wet snow and ice
  • Oct. 4, David Mears, Vermont Law School professor, legal issues related to groundwater contamination in North Bennington
  • Oct. 11, Carissa Stein and Phillip Wilson with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Vermont
  • Oct. 25, Joe Veldon with Seven Leaf Organics in Morrisville, trends in medical uses of cannabis
  • Nov. 1, Andrea Villanti, associate professor, University of Vermont psychiatry department, tobacco use in the U.S.
  • Nov. 8, Heather Pembrook, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, effects of acid rain on Vermont’s acid lakes
  • Nov. 15, Kip Potter, Natural Resources Conservation Service, phosphorus and agriculture related to Lake Champlain’s restoration
  • Nov. 29, John O’Meara, St. Michael’s College astronomy and physics professor, the atomic history of the universe
  • Dec. 6, Kent McFarland, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, natural history and conservation of Vermont butterflies
  • Dec. 13, Lesley-Ann Giddings, Middlebury College, using nature as a guide in engineering microbial natural products

On July 1, 2018, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University, a two-campus institution of higher education that combines the best of both colleges’ nationally recognized liberal arts and professional programs under a single administration. Driven by a mission to provide a high-quality, accessible, inclusive education for students in the state, the region, the nation and online, NVU will begin recruiting in fall 2017 for its first class starting in fall 2018.