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Science Symposium

Science Symposium


2012 Symposium

2012 Symposium
Third Annual Eckerd College Science Symposium
Luncheon, Lecture and Student Poster Session

Friday, March 9, 2012
12:00-2:30 p.m., Fox Hall

Event Timeline
12:00-12:15 |Opening Remarks
12:15-1:00 | Buffet Lunch
1:00-1:45 | The Interface of Biology and Chemistry in Marine Science
Dr. David Conover '75, Director for the Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation
1:45-2:30 | Student Poster Session

2010 Symposium

Symposium Presentations

Astrochemistry and the Ice-Cold Environments of Comets, Moons and More: How Outer Space Contradicts What I Learned (and Teach?) in College
Dr. Reggie Hudson
Professor of Chemistry, Eckerd College
Luca Bell
Eckerd College
Senior, Biochemistry and Economics

Brain Disease Burden in the Global South
Dr. Sanika Chirwa
Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College; Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University

Teaching and Learning 21st Century Science: What Changes Will Be Needed?
Dr. Jay Labov
Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, U.S. National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council

Altered Responsiveness to Oxidative Stress in Killfish from a Superfund Site
Rachel Harbeitner
Eckerd College Senior, Marine Science and Spanish

Population Connectivity Between Callinectes Sapidus Megalopae Migrating into Estuaries and Ovigerous Females Migrating Offshore to Spawn
Nathan Van Bibber
Eckerd College Senior, Marine Science

Warfarin Influences Intraventricular Hemorrhage Volume and Expansion in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Thomas Battey
Eckerd College Senior, Marine Science

In Vivo Analysis of Autophagy in Cln3∆ex7/8, a Murine Model of Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (J-NCL)
Adriann Bruce
Eckerd College Senior, Biology and Sociology

2009 Symposium

The Inaugural Eckerd College Science Symposium
Molecules and Life: Science Serving Society

Friday, October 23, 2009

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Sheen A Lobby

Tour of Science Facilities
Led by Faculty and Students

3:30–3:45 p.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Dr. Lloyd W. Chapin, Vice President for Academic Affairs
    and Dean of Faculty, Eckerd College
Dr. Jeff Dodge '84, Honorary Chair of the Symposium

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Exploiting Tricks Viruses Use as New Targets for Anti-HIV Therapy
Dr. Karin Musier-Forsyth '84

5:00–6:00 p.m.
Miller Auditorium

From Ancient Folklore to Modern Medicines
Dr. W. Guy Bradley '85

6:00–6:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium

Reception and Informal Poster Viewing

6:30–7:30 p.m.
Miller Auditorium

Keynote Address
Dr. Patrick Griffin

Saturday, October 24, 2009

7:30–8:30 a.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks

8:30–9:30 a.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Global Climate Change: Our Great Challenge for the 21st Century
Dr. Susan Soltau Kilham '65

9:30–10:15 a.m.
Sheen A Lobby

Formal Poster Presentation of Student Research

10:15–11:15 a.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a Biosensor to Test for the Neuromuscular and Reproductive Impacts of Common Pesticides
Dr. Denise Flaherty, Assistant Professor of Biology, Eckerd College
Ms. Amy Zeifman '10, Senior Biology Major, Eckerd College

11:15–11:45 a.m.
Sheen Auditorium

Closing Remarks: The Sciences at Eckerd College
Dr. Laura Wetzel, Chair of the Natural Sciences Collegium, Eckerd College
Dean Chapin

2013 Symposium

The 2013 Science Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 9, and will help usher in the grand opening of the College’s new James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences.