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Science Speaker Series Starts Sept. 5 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson

The 24th annual Current Topics in Science Speaker Series starts Sept. 5 and runs through Dec. 12 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

All of the presentations, free for the public, are 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 at Bentley Hall. The series is coordinated by NVU-Johnson’s Environmental and Health Sciences Department.

The September speakers and topics include:

  • Sept. 5 — Bill Irwin, radiological and toxicological sciences program chief with Vermont Department of Health, “Radiation and Radioactive Materials: A Life in the Day”
  • Sept. 12 — Zen Faulkes, biology professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, “The ‘Lobster in the Pot’ Problem: Whether Crustaceans Feel Pain”
  • Sept. 19 — Carl Brandon, CubeSat Laboratory director at Vermont Technical College, “From Physicist to Rocket Scientist, and How to Make a CubeSat That Works!”
  • Sept. 26 — Graham Bradley, program hydrogeologist and soil geologist at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, “Landscape Evolution and Hydrogeology of the Katonga Valley in Southwest Uganda”

For more information about the speaker series, email