Sigma Xi

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For the spring semester of 2016 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from February 2 though April 26. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 pm and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer.

The schedule will be revised as talks are added.

Schedule for Spring 2016


February 2
Dominique Thiebaut
Computer Science
Experience with the VPL auto-grader for Computer Programs
February 9
Alexander Barron
Environmental Science & Policy
Introduction to the EPA Clean Power Plan
February 16
Richard Olivo
Neuroscience
Amazing Images of the Brain Using New Technologies
February 23
Bosiljka Glumac
Geosciences
Origin and Evolution of the Adriatic Sea and its Coastal Landscapes and Landforms
March 1
Michael Marcotrigiano
Botanic Garden
Nightmare on Elm Street
March 8
Denise McKahn
Engineering
Should we transition Smith College to a Hydrogen Based Energy Infrastructure?
March 15
Spring Break
No Talk
March 22
Gary Felder
Physics
Gravitational Waves
March 29
Christine White-Ziegler
Center for Molecular Biology
Developing the Next Gen Scientist: A Course Based Research Experience in Microbiology
April 5
Lisa Mangiamele
Biological Sciences
"Smithies in Panama: An Integrative Field Course in the Tropics
April 12
Rob Kass
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
Statistical Ideas in Neuroscience
April 19
Al Curran & Jon Caris
Geological Sciences
Spatial Analysis
Hurricane Joaquin:
Effects Upon the Coastal Geology
of San Salvador Island,Bahamas
April 26
Joanna Johnson
Milana Socha

Exercise and Sport Studies
Why We (don't) Run

Have any questions, comments or suggestions for Sigma Xi talks?
Feel free to contact your Sigma Xi program chair; Bruce Hawkins, bhawkins@smith.edu