STEAM Speaker Series
The STEAM Speaker Series features lectures on a range of topics covering the fields of science, technology, engineering, art 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 Elias Argyris, Assistant Professor of Biology.
"Getting Beneath the Antarctic Ice"
Dr. Atsuhiro Muto, glaciologist and polar geophysicist at Temple University
As the planet continues to warm, what will happen to the ice sheets of Antarctica? How will that impact the rest of the planet? Dr. Muto, a glaciologist and polar geophysicist at Temple University, joined us to share his research from the frigid-but-warming "bottom" of the Earth. The official title of his talk is, "Revealing the Deep Secrets: Geophysical Investigations of Subglacial Controls on the Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability."
"Practical Application of Patterns in Math and Computer Science"
Robert Rodini, Adjunct Professor, Delaware County Community College
The discovery of patterns is the basis of all disciplines in science. Professor Rodini will look at patterns found in math (closed formulas) and computer science (regular expressions) to demonstrate the beauty of patterns. He will also show a practical application of patterns in a challenging programming project.
Professor Rodini has been a STEM speaker twice previously, once on making the “24 Game” into an app and again on the Fibonacci Series. He currently teaches Java programming at the College.
"Making a Change for the Future"
Nicholas Galambos, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
In addition to their genomic contribution, germ cells have the capacity to transmit information to the next generation that is “above” the DNA. This so-called epigenetic information has the potential to modulate the trajectory of embryonic development and elicit phenotypes in offspring. Learn about this exciting new mode of inheritance and Nick Galambos's path as a first-generation college student navigating through graduate education in STEM.