STEM Speaker Series
The STEM Speaker Series features lectures on a range of topics covering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Lectures are offered in the fall and spring semesters and are open to students, faculty and community members. The series is coordinated by Sidney Kolpas, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
Tuesday, October 28
11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Rodini is a former software engineer for Vanguard, Unisys and other companies. He has twice won a Unisys Achievement Award for Excellence and was named a Unisys Lead Developer. In addition to teaching at the College, he teaches at Penn State Great Valley and Vanguard University.
Smartphones are pervasive. There are countless applications (apps) for these phones. Hear from Professor Rodini about how he turned a common mathematical game for middle school students into a smartphone app. He'll explain the languages and tools that he used to create "Twentyfour Challenge", which is available on iTunes and Google Play. The app helps users sharpen their mental math skills by having them choose one of two pairs of numbers and then multiply, divide, add and subtract to get to 24.
- Paula Clifford, Nov. 25, "Bio Medical Research and the Role of Animals"
- Chris Curtin, Feb. 24, "The Science and DNA of Chocolate"
- Steve Aquilani, March 24, "Ecology"
- Sid Kolpas, April 28, "A Mathematical Magic Show"
Sid Kolpas, April 29, 2014, PDF
Nicole Sunnen, March 25, 2014
"Civil Engineering: Plotting A Different Course"
Christopher Garrell, PE, LEED AP, Feb. 25, 2014, PDF
"Biochar: An Ancient Solution To The New Problems of Climate Change and Food Security"
Russ Losco, Nov. 26, 2013
Dr. Andrew Lieberman, Rose Tree Dental Group in Media, Oct. 29, 2013
Dr. Allison Kolpas, April 23. 2013
Ed Rahme, March 26, 2013
Dr. Miguel Vilar, Feb. 26, 2013
Dr. Danniebelle Haase, Instructor of Chemistry, Nov. 20, 2012