Pearson STEAM Speaker Series
The Pearson 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 Sidney Kolpas, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
HIV: The H is for Human
The Immunology, Epidemiology and Impact on the Pandemic on Humans
Tuesday, October 22, 11:10 a.m.-Noon, STEM 1403
Ross S. Johnson, PhD, MPH Practice Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
HIV has infected humans across the United States and around the globe for years with no known cure currently available. This presentation will provide information on HIV using the dual lenses of immunology and public health.We will discuss the need for healthcare to maintain vigilance for this human infectious disease as well as some of the novel developments aimed at testing and treating individuals at risk of HIV infection.
Dylan A. Wadell, Harrison Surgical Scholar at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
April 23, 2019
"A Multidisciplinary Approach"
Dan Amspacher, director of strategic initiatives, Human Resources at SEPTA & Tyler Ladd, P.E. manager of engineering, Power Department at SEPTA
March 26, 2019
"A Therapy that 'Drives' an Immune Response"
Chelsie Bartoszek, Translational and Correlative Studies Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
November 27, 2018
"Mathematical Applications from a Career in Aerospace: What Does a Rocket Scientist Really Do?"
Dr. Thomas Pratt, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Delaware County Community College
March 27, 2018