Science Events at Bard

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Monday, December 18, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Senior Project Poster Session
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Join our December graduating seniors in presenting their senior projects

Time:6:30 pm
Location:Reem-Kayden Center
Sponsor:Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Contact:Michael Tibbetts
E-mail:tibbetts@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2309
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:RKC pods
Sponsor:Biology Program
Contact:Felicia Keesing
E-mail:keesing@bard.edu
Phone:845-752-2331
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Why Conservation Science Matters: Intelligent Tinkering in the Age of the Anthropocene
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Conservation science detects critical trends, identifies their drivers and impacts, and implements solutions; it is the discipline by which we come to know the world’s cogs and wheels and in turn work to retain enough of them to support functioning ecosystems on earth.

Nava Tabak is Director of Science, Climate, & Stewardship at Scenic Hudson, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization and land trust. Her work focuses on biodiversity conservation, ecological restoration and stewardship, and promoting climate resilience in the Hudson Valley.She provides science-based guidance for the stewardship of Scenic Hudson’s parks and preserves, land use advocacy, policy, and land protection prioritization initiatives. Nava recently conducted the first comprehensive effort to model the projected response of the Hudson’s tidal wetlands to climate change-driven sea level rise, and developed a framework of conservation, restoration, and policy strategies to maximize their resilience in the coming century. Working with regional partners Nava assists Hudson River waterfront communities in adapting to accelerating sea level rise and its associated flooding. Previous work experience includes habitat mapping for conservation planning, environmental education, wildlife and aquatic resource conservation, and invasive species detection and management. She received her MS from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department of the University of Connecticut, where she studied invasive plant ecology, conducted spatial distribution modeling, and staffed the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England project.
 

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:Olin Hall
Sponsor:Citizen Science Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
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An Epidemiologist … What Is That?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
This presentation chronicles the day in the life of a ‘shoe leather’ epidemiologist for a local health department. The talk describes the type of epidemiologists, local disease trends and some discussion of the types of investigations that are conducted. 

Mr. Evans is the current Coordinator of Communicable Disease for the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health. He has been with the department for 28 years. He is the lead epidemiologist and has oversight over all the New York state reportable communicable diseases, outbreaks, emerging pathogens and bioterrorism agents. He received his Masters in Public Health from the State University at Albany in 2007. Mr. Evans is a life time resident of Dutchess County.

 

Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:Olin Hall
Sponsor:Citizen Science Program; Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
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Past Events:

Puffy Planets, Hot Hosts, Probably Perturbed
Friday, December 15, 2017
With over 3500 planets now detected around other stars, you might think that we’ve seen it all.  However, each new exoplanet survey turns up exotic worlds that challenge our notions of how solar systems form and evolve.  One such survey is the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) survey, which has a knack for finding giant planets very close to their hot host stars.  I will describe recent KELT discoveries, including one giant planet that is hotter than most stars, and will explain how new kinds of analyses are uncovering a population of giant planets on highly-tilted orbits that suggest we have much yet to learn about the dynamical evolution of planetary systems.  I’ll also offer a glimpse into the workings of a modestly-sized telescope at a small college and will describe how my own crew of Wellesley undergraduates contributes to KELT discoveries.
Location: Hegeman 107
Sponsor: Physics Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Pre-health Professions 101:
How to Prepare
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Professor Frank Scalzo will introduce the pathways leading to post-baccalaureate degrees in the health professions including, traditional medicine, allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, etc. etc. The discussion will be tailored to the interests of the audience. If you are interested in a health profession, you should attend this discussion.  

For more information, please contact Professor Frank Scalzo at scalzo@bard.edu
 
Location: RKC 102
Sponsor: Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Monday, December 11, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Hunting for Dark Matter with Liquid Xenon Detectors:
A Race to Make History
Friday, December 8, 2017
The quest for dark matter is one of particle physics most active research areas today. Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence that it exists and makes up to 25% of the universe, a dark matter particle has yet to be detected. While over the years, many different experiments using many different technologies have emerged, liquid xenon detectors have now proven their superiority in leading the field of direct dark matter detection. However, as they need to become bigger and bigger to be more and more sensitive, the current detectors are reaching the limit of irreducible backgrounds, and thus are reaching the end of their detection ability. Therefore new, improved detectors must be invented which will not only address the background issues that current detectors face but also probe new, until now inaccessible, search areas, thus opening a new era for DM detection.
Location: Hegeman 107
Sponsor: Physics Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

Student Talks in Biology
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Elizabeth Elliott
“When Noise Annoys: The Effects of Chronic Noise on the Anti-Predator Behavior and Reproductive Success of House Sparrows, Passer domesticus”

Brandon Zheng
“Analyzing the Effect of Silver Nitrate on Pseudomonas aeruginosa”
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Sponsor: Biology Program

Biology Drop-in tutoring
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mondays/Thursdays ● 7:30-9 p.m.
Tuesdays/Wednesdays ● 7-9 p.m.
RKC pods
Location: RKC pods
Sponsor: Biology Program

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