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Saturday, February 28
 

8:30am

Expanding Your Horizons Conference
About Blaze a trail in science as you enjoy this one-day, hands-on, interactive program that will encourage girls to envision themselves as the next generation of scientific leaders.
http://www.sdsa.org/eyh
Pre-Registration Required Girls in grades 6-10 must pre-register online at SDSA.org by February 13, 2009. Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal Audience Family, Middle School Areas Nature, Engineering, Physical World, Medicine, Science All Around Us Expanding Your Horizons Tags SDSA, workshop, conference, girls, biology, physics, engineering
 
Tuesday, March 3
 

11:30am

Lunch with a Laureate: Dr. Kurt Wuthrich
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Pre-Registration Required No Links Audience Middle School, High School Tags Lunch with a Laureate, lecture, discussion, biology, chemistry, physics
 
Wednesday, March 4
 

5:00pm

Powerful Latinas Interview Series
About PowerfulLatinas.com will interview an impressive lineup of Latinas in the sciences during the month of March! Each interview will take place on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PST, and is broadcast on the internet, as well as on a teleconference line. Listeners can sign up to receive a study guide to follow along with each call, as well as submit questions in real time during the course of the interview on the web. To find out more, go to PowerfulLatinas.com to sign up for the newsletter to be advised of upcoming interviews. The March 4 interview features Marina La Grave - Marina works as a translator and outreach coordinator in The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's (UCAR's) Education and Outreach group, a close team of scientists and educators who strive to build bridges between NCAR's (National Center for Atmospheric Research) scientific research and K-12 education. She does everything from organizing workshops for bilingual science teachers to traveling to Mexico to help scientists from around the world share their research with teachers and students during a major field study of air pollution. She was in Mexico for the spring 2007 joint assembly in Acapulco of the American Geophysical Union and participating societies from across Latin America, for example.
http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com
Pre-Registration Required To log in to the teleconference, visit http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=6161241; dial info: 419-400-0202 / 127976# or sign up for the newsletter at PowerfulLatinas.com Links | Link to Audience High School, Adults, Science Professionals, Teachers PowerfulLatinas.com Tags online interview

5:30pm

Exploring Ethics: Our Robots, Our Selves
About Will your robots be your best friends forever-BFF-or best enemies forever-BEF? In Scientific American 2008, Bill Gates has called for a robot in every home by 2020. How are we going to live with them? In Japan, South Korea, and Norway, robots are quickly becoming the companions of the elderly, in some sense their friends. Georgia Tech roboticists have announced a new model that fetches objects for the elderly, while pet robotic seals have become increasingly popular among the elderly in Norway. Robots from the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla compete in robo-soccer games against Carnegie-Mellon. Soon they will be providing a similar role for children. Robots-some built by the same company that makes the robotic home vacuum, the Roomba-have quickly become the infantryman's friend in Iraq and Afghanistan, ready to risk their existence to blow up enemy bombs or provide real-time battlefield intelligence. Some of us feel great affection toward our robotic vacuums that clean our floors with unerring regularity-and we wish others in our lives displayed a similar dependability. In South Korea, robotic machine guns are installed along the DMZ to automatically repel any invaders from the north. Autonomous robotic systems now oversee parallel parking in some new cars, and other autonomous systems are integrated into cruise control to automatically slow down your car when it gets too close to the vehicle ahead of it. Is the car itself becoming a robot, transforming us from drivers to passengers? Will this be a metaphor for larger transformations in our lives? Join us and our panel of experts for a discussion of the role of robots in our lives. What would it mean to have a good life together with robots? What are the possible gains? The risks? The panelists include: Vernor Vinge, Science Fiction Author; Larry Hinman, University of San Diego; Third panelist, to be named. The program and parking are free but please RSVP by March 2.
http://ethicscenter.net/Events/FleetProgram/Robots.html
Pre-Registration Required To RSVP, go to ethicscenter.net. Once we receive your RSVP, we will send a confirmation with driving and parking details. We recommend that you arrive at the event by 5 p.m. Only those who have RSVP'd will be allowed to go in at that time. At 5:15 p.m. we will open the Lecture Hall to walk-ins and those not on the RSVP list. Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal Audience High-school, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals Areas Arts & Humanities, Business & Innovation, Engineering, Science All Around Us The Ethics Center in collaboration with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Tags lecture, discussion, UCSD, society, ethics, robotics, engineering
 
Friday, March 6
 

9:00am

Tech Trends - presented by San Diego Science Festival and Microsoft
About Are you a high school or college student with a passion for the future of technology? Are you interested in learning about advancements in technology? Join Sam Stokes, Microsoft Academic Evangelist, for a Technology Seminar to learn what it takes to succeed in today's workforce; learn the importance of basic technology skills to jumpstart your career after college; get a firsthand look at the latest technology trends; and learn how you can become more invovled in the innovation process. Enjoy hands- on demonstrations of latest technology including Silverlight, CSI Photosynth, Xbox and Mobile phones and the opportunity to network with Microsoft employees with a focus on innovation. Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. While this event is free of charge, you must pre-register online by March 3, 2009 to secure your seat. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience High School, Adults, Teachers Areas Engineering, Science All Around Us Microsoft Tags careers, engineering, business, innovation
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

8:30am

San Diego Science Alliance High Tech Fair
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About Learn the cool applications behind those text book concepts when fifty of San Diego's most exciting companies converge on the Del Mar Fairgrounds and strut their stuff to middle and high school students. Schools must pre-register by Jan. 30, 2009.
http://www.sdsa.org/pub/sdsa_docs/programs/high_tech.htm
Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal, North County Audience Family, middle school, high school Areas Engineering, Physical World, Medicine, Science All Around Us San Diego Science Alliance Tags SDSA, high-tech, school field trip, workshop

5:00pm

Powerful Latinas Interview Series
About PowerfulLatinas.com will interview an impressive lineup of Latinas in the sciences during the month of March! Each interview will take place on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PST, and is broadcast on the internet, as well as on a teleconference line. Listeners can sign up to receive a study guide to follow along with each call, as well as submit questions in real time during the course of the interview on the web. To find out more, go to PowerfulLatinas.com to sign up for the newsletter to be advised of upcoming interviews. The March 11 interview features Ines Cifuentes - Dr. Cifuentes, a Ph.D. in Seismology, and former Director of the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) won the 2008 Hispanic Heritage Award for Math and Science in recognition of her role in creating CASE. Now at the American Geophysical Union, Ines won the 2006 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year award from the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida.
http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com
Pre-Registration Required To log in to the teleconference, visit http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=6161367; dial info: 419-400-0202 / 127976# or sign up for the newsletter at PowerfulLatinas.com Links | Link to Audience High School, Adults, Science Professionals, Teachers PowerfulLatinas.com Tags online interview
 
Thursday, March 12
 

6:30pm

The American Nerd
About Join critically acclaimed writer, Benjamin Nugent, the author of American Nerd: The Story of My People -- a cultural history of the nerd -- for a reading, booksigning and discussion. The Los Angeles Times called it "One of the season's most talked-about cultural studies." He'll speak about how the modern concept of the nerd evolved during the 19th and 20th centuries, and how the presentation of the nerd in popular culture has changed over the past several decades. Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. While this event is free of charge, you must pre-register online by March 10, 2009 to secure your seat. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience High School, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals Areas Entertainment, Arts & Humanities, Science All Around Us Benjamin Nugent Tags reading, discussion, society, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering
 
Monday, March 16
 

7:30pm

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives
About Join author and neuroscientist David Eagleman for a discussion and book signing of "Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives". Sum is a dazzling exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered, each presented as a vignette that offers us a stunning lens through which to see ourselves here and now. These wonderfully imagined tales, at once funny, wistful, and unsettling, are rooted in science, romance, and awe at our mysterious existence: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that exposes radiant new facets of our humanity. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-Registration Required For more information, please call the store at (858) 454-0347. Links Location Central-Coastal, North County Audience Adults, Middle School, High School, Teachers Areas Physical World, Nature
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

6:30pm

Nerd, Nerd Go Away
About What's wrong with Ichabod Crane? Why doesn't Lois ever recognize Superman when he is pretending to be Clark Kent? Clinical-developmental psychologist David Anderegg, author of Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them answers these and other questions as he joins a panel of local science and math teachers to discuss social stereotypes and how they affect our kids. Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome. Links Location East County Audience Teachers, Adults, High School, Science Professionals Areas Science All Around Us, Entertainment, Arts & Humanities David Anderegg Tags reading, discussion, society, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering
 
Wednesday, March 18
 

5:00pm

Powerful Latinas Interview Series
About PowerfulLatinas.com will interview an impressive lineup of Latinas in the sciences during the month of March! Each interview will take place on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PST, and is broadcast on the internet, as well as on a teleconference line. Listeners can sign up to receive a study guide to follow along with each call, as well as submit questions in real time during the course of the interview on the web. To find out more, go to PowerfulLatinas.com to sign up for the newsletter to be advised of upcoming interviews. The March 18 interview features Adriana Manzi - Adriana E. Manzi, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in biomolecules R&D. She is President and Principal Consultant of Manzi & Associates where her consulting work has spun the areas of recombinant proteins, dendritic cell vaccines, biosimilars, analytical methods, CMC, and selection and management of CMOs. Previously, as Sr. Director of Research for Baxter Healthcare Corp. Dr. Manzi was responsible for the design and execution of the analytical component of bio-pharmaceutical development leading 35 scientists supporting global programs.
http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com
Pre-Registration Required To log in to the teleconference, visit http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=6161430; dial info: 419-400-0202 / 127976# or sign up for the newsletter at PowerfulLatinas.com Links | Link to Audience High School, Adults, Science Professionals, Teachers PowerfulLatinas.com Tags online interview
 
Thursday, March 19
 

9:30am

Kyoto Laureate Symposium
About Dr. Richard Karp of U.C. Berkeley will be recognized for receiving the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology on the campus of San Diego State University. Dr. Karp is the nation's leading creator of computer algorithms that model the physical and biological environments. He will speak about the development of algorithms and the uses to which they are put in our daily lives. Dr. Karp's lecture will be followed by a brief presentation by Dr. Andrew Viterbi (co-founder of Qualcomm) on how Dr. Karp's algorithms have shaped our modern world. Pre-Registration Required This event is free of charge, however, registration is requested at kyotoprize.org Links Location East County Audience High School, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals SDSU
 
Saturday, March 21
 

12:00pm

Movie Showing: 'WALL-E'
About Join us for a screening of a futuristic animated film that includes themes of ecology, waste management, robotics, and space travel. Pre-Registration Required Call 858-538-8159 for more information. Links Location North County Audience Family, Grade School, Middle School, High School, Adults Areas Science all Around us
 
Tuesday, March 24
 

2:00pm

Chemistry Career Fair: Chemistry, Charisma and Careers
About Whether it's finding a cure for cancer, discovering new resources to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new material used in the latest fashions-the work of chemists is everywhere! Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Learn more on Chemistry Career Day from Mesa College's Rob Fremland. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience High school, Adults Areas Physical World, Business & Innovation, Medicine, Science All Around Us San Diego Mesa College Tags Mesa College, careers, chemistry, lecture, discussion
 
Wednesday, March 25
 

5:00pm

Powerful Latinas Interview Series
About PowerfulLatinas.com will interview an impressive lineup of Latinas in the sciences during the month of March! Each interview will take place on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PST, and is broadcast on the internet, as well as on a teleconference line. Listeners can sign up to receive a study guide to follow along with each call, as well as submit questions in real time during the course of the interview on the web. To find out more, go to PowerfulLatinas.com to sign up for the newsletter to be advised of upcoming interviews. The March 25 interview will feature Lydia Villa-Komaroff, CEO of Cytonome, a company building the first optical cell sorter capable of supporting rapid, sterile sorting of human cells for therapeutic use. Dr. Villa-Komaroff received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology. She is a member of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Hall of Fame and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Association for Women in Science. She has served on review committees for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.
http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com
Pre-Registration Required To log in to the teleconference, visit http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=6161556; dial info: 419-400-0202 / 127976# or sign up for the newsletter at PowerfulLatinas.com Links | Link to Audience High School, Adults, Science Professionals, Teachers PowerfulLatinas.com Tags online interview

5:00pm

CAREER NIGHT: Your Future in Science, Technology & Business
About What is the future of your career? Career Night will allow you to explore the career trends emerging now and over the next several years in science, technology and business. You will be able to attend informative workshops, network with industry colleagues, and learn tips and trends from local professional associations. Pre-Registration Required Please register at http://extension.ucsd.edu/openhouse/index.cfm Links Location Central-Coastal Audience Adults, High School, Science Professionals Areas Business & Innovation, Engineering, Medicine UCSD Extension Tags careers, UCSD

6:00pm

imagine-it!
About The Desired Future: How can we get there? What needs to change? What can you do to help? The documentary film 'Imagine it!² The Powerof Imagination' presents a powerful story capturing innovative moments in history and inspiring people today to meet the grand challenges of a new generation. The film illustrates the convergence of science, engineering and technology with education, political will and personal desire, intersecting at a moment in time unlike any other; when a new generation unleashes their curiosity to change the world in ways we can only imagine. You will be watching a 25-minute excerpt from imagine it!² called "Global Challenges."? This is Part 1 of the 3-part film and introduces challenges such as the Apollo Project, The X Prize and the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges. Following the screening there will be a brief panel discussion with Executive Producer Richard Tavener, Director Rudy Poe, internationally renowned Neuroscientist Terry Sejnowski, and President of Intel Science Talent Search and Publisher of Science News Elizabeth Marnicola. The discussion will be moderated by Barbara Bry, Associate Publisher, San Diego News Network. The San Diego EcoCenter for Alternative Fuel Education invites all attendees to tour the center prior to or after the film screening. Doors open at 6pm, with the movie and discussion starting at 7pm.
http://www.iloop.tv/igineit2/index.html
Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. While this event is free of charge, you must pre-register online by March 24, 2009 to secure your seat. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal, East County Audience High School, Teachers, Adults, Science Professionals Areas Business & Innovation, Nature, Physical World, Engineering, Medicine, Science All Around Us, Arts & Humanities San Diego EcoCenter for Alternative Fuel Education Tags innovation, environment, conservation, discussion

7:00pm

Young Adult Literature Book Club: GemX
About The Young Adult Literature Book Club will be reading the book "GemX" by Nicky Singer. It is a futuristic thriller which features themes of genetic modification and cloning. No registration required. Designed for ages 12 and older. Pre-Registration Required Call 858-538-8159 for more information. Links Location North County Audience Middle School, High School, Adults, Teachers Areas Science all Around us
 
Thursday, March 26
 

12:00pm

Lunch with a Laureate: Dr. Kary Banks Mullis
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Links Audience Middle School, High School Tags Lunch with a Laureate, lecture, discussion, biology, chemistry
 
Friday, March 27
 

11:30am

Lunch with a Laureate: Dr. Mario Molina
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Links Areas High school Tags Lunch with a Laureate, UCSD, lecture, discussion, environment, biology, chemistry, physics

6:00pm

ARCS Foundation 2009 Scientist of the Year Dinner
About This year's Scientist of the Year dinner will honor Dr. Erminia "Mimi" Guarneri, M.D., F.A.C.C., Founder and Medical Director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, who will speak about "Beyond Your Genes: The Journey to Optimum Health and Wellness". Reception with ARCS Scholars: 6:00 p.m.; Dinner and program: 7:00 p.m. Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation is a volunteer nonprofit organization which provides scholarships to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine and engineering, thereby contributing to the worldwide advancement of science and technology. ARCS Scholars attend USD, UCSD, TSRI and SDSU.
http://www.arcsfoundation.org/SanDiego/ARCS_3.asp?CID=13&PID=8
Pre-Registration Required This event is open to the public. For reservations, please call Patricia Stewart at 619-435-6482. Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal Audience Adults Areas Science All Around Us ARCS Tags biology
 
Saturday, March 28
 

6:00pm

The Politics of Science
About With the dramatic decline in interest in the sciences by Americans, what can the government do to help America keep its competitive edge? Join in on a Town Hall discussion with a panel of leading San Diego politicians and scientists to include BIOCOM CEO Joe Panetta, San Diego Union Tribune Science Writer Scott LaFee, San Diego Council Member Sherri Lightner, and Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology Susan Hackwood as they discuss this vital issue. Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. While this event is free of charge, you must pre-register online by March 26, 2009 to secure your seat. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Links Audience High School, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals Areas Art & Humanities, Business & Innovation, Medicine, Engineering, Nature, Science All Around Us League of Women Voters Tags discussion, society
 
Monday, March 30
 

5:30pm

Your Planet Needs You
About Learn why Green Careers are so hot and how Scientists are using their skills to help solve our most urgent environmental problems, engage their values and earn a great living. From the headlines of CNN and Business Week to the speeches of presidential candidates, the nation is buzzing with talk about "Green Jobs"?, and the promise that they might create new employment; protect our environment and help the US become energy-independent. A new report from the American Solar Energy Society claims that there are currently 8.5 million green jobs in the U. S. and that this will increase to 40 million by 2030, about one-quarter of the total workforce. So what does this mean to science students entering the workforce over the next 10 years? In this presentation from well renown thought leader, Paul Hannam, we will provide answers to this question and more: What are Green Jobs; what are the numbers and trends? What are the hot sectors and jobs for the next decade? How can I prepare for a green career? How well-positioned is the US to lead the Green Business Revolution? Links Location East County Audience High School, Adults, Teachers Areas Nature, Science All Around Us Alliant International University Marshall Goldsmith School of Management Tags careers, business, biology, engineering, nature, conservation
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

11:30am

Lunch with a Laureate: Dr. David Baltimore
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Links Audience Middle School, High School Tags Lunch with a Laureate, lecture, discussion, CalTech, biology, chemistry
 
Wednesday, April 1
 

12:00pm

Lunch with a Laureate: Robert H. Grubbs
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Links Audience High school Tags Lunch with a Laureate, CalTech, lecture, discussion, chemistry

4:00pm

Spotlight on Science in the Valley of Discovery at Cal State San Marcos
About Have you ever wondered about the shape of water or if animals can communicate with one another? Have you been curious about rockets or how climate change is affecting our world? What about the complexities of the human mind and the inner workings of the brain? Meet with leading California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) scientists, professors, and students as they provide lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exhibits that will showcase and illuminate the many wonders of our world!
http://www.csusm.edu/
Pre-Registration Required For more information, please email sciencefest@csusm.edu. If you would like to receive regular updates about the festival, please type "subscribe"? in the subject line. Links | Link to Location North County Audience High school, Adults Areas Science All Around Us California State University San Marcos Tags biology, chemistry, physics

5:00pm

Powerful Latinas Interview Series: Interview with Astronaut Ellen Ochoa
About PowerfulLatinas.com will interview an impressive lineup of Latinas in the sciences during the month of March! Each interview will take place on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PST, and is broadcast on the internet, as well as on a teleconference line. Listeners can sign up to receive a study guide to follow along with each call, as well as submit questions in real time during the course of the interview on the web. To find out more, go to PowerfulLatinas.com to sign up for the newsletter to be advised of upcoming interviews. The March 25 interview will feature astronaut Ellen Ochoa -- As a doctoral student at Stanford, and later as a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories and NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. Ochoa investigated optical systems for performing information processing. She is a co-inventor on three patents for an optical inspection system, an optical object recognition method, and a method for noise removal in images. As Chief of the Intelligent Systems Technology Branch at Ames, she supervised 35 engineers and scientists in the research and development of computational systems for aerospace missions. Dr. Ochoa has presented numerous papers at technical conferences and in scientific journals. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Ochoa became an astronaut in July 1991. Note: Dr. Ochoa's interview will be prerecorded. Please send questions to be posed to her to info@powerfullatinas.com prior to March 10.
http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com
Pre-Registration Required To log in to the teleconference, visit TBD; dial info: 419-400-0202 / 127976# or sign up for the newsletter at PowerfulLatinas.com Links | Link to Audience High School, Adults, Science Professionals, Teachers PowerfulLatinas.com Tags online interview

5:30pm

Exploring Ethics: Smart Drugs: How smart are they?
About Wouldn't it be great if we could take a pill to learn faster, remember better, or think more clearly? Scientists have already developed drugs that can help people with cognitive deficits, so it isn't a great leap to imagine those same pills being used to help someone to be "better than normal."? In fact, one recent survey found that approximately 1 of 4 college students had used some at least one of these prescription medications to improve their studying. The future is here. Or is it? What does it mean to be smart or smarter? Do these drugs work? Are they safe? The panelists will be: George Koob, The Scripps Research Institute, Joan McRobbie, San Diego Unified School District, Veronica Galvan, University of San Diego, Mark Trotter, Minister, First United Methodist Church, retired. The program and parking are free but please RSVP by March 30
http://ethicscenter.net/Events/FleetProgram/Truth.html
Pre-Registration Required To RSVP, go to ethicscenter.net. Once we receive your RSVP, we will send a confirmation with driving and parking details. We recommend that you arrive at the event by 5 p.m. Only those who have RSVP'd will be allowed to go in at that time. At 5:15 p.m. we will open the Lecture Hall to walk-ins and those not on the RSVP list. Links | Link to Location Central-Coastal Audience High-school, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals Areas Arts & Humanities, Medicine, Science All Around Us The Ethics Center in collaboration with the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Tags lecture, discussion, UCSD, society, ethics
 
Thursday, April 2
 

12:00pm

Lunch with a Laureate: Dr. Gerald M. Edelman
NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY About The Lunch with a Laureate series is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. Please note: This event is not open to the public. The Lunch with a Laureate series is hosted by various school districts throughout the county. Links Audience High school Tags Lunch with a Laureate, lecture, discussion, TSRI, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, robotics, engineering

5:30pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - From Idea to Marketplace - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
About How do new ideas and exciting discoveries become real products and businesses? Join successful entrepreneurs for a look at the ups and downs of the pathway from research to commercial reality. Parking is available at the meters in the parking lot adjacent to the Rady School or by purchasing a parking permit at the Northpoint entrance to the UCSD campus just east of North Torrey Pines Dr. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience Adults, High school, Science Professionals, Teachers Areas Business & Innovation, Engineering, Physical World, Medicine, Arts & Humanities The Rady School of Management Tags entrepreneurship, innovation, business, UCSD, lecture, discussion

6:00pm

The Future of Green Jobs with SDG&E
About Come learn about San Diego Gas & Electric's energy programs including smart grid initiatives, energy efficiency, and available careers in the energy industry! This event will give high school students and anyone interested in learning about green careers the opportunity to meet and network with engineering and technology industry experts. Agenda: from 6:00pm to 7:00pm participants will check out the 'So Watt' exhibit and interact with staff; from 7:00pm to 8:30pm attendees will participate in the Careers in Energy presentation in the Community Forum room. Space is very limited - please pre-register to secure your seat. Pre-Registration Required Space is limited. While this event is free of charge, you must pre-register online. Click here to register. Walk-ins welcome if space is available. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience High School Areas Nature, Science All Around Us San Diego Gas & Electric Tags careers, business, engineering, conservation

7:00pm

Why Darwin Matters - Evolution, Intelligent Design, and the Battle for Science and Religion
About Evolution happened, and the theory describing it is one of the most well-founded in all of science. Then why do half of all Americans reject it? There are religious and political reasons, and in Why Darwin Matters, historian of science and bestselling author Dr. Michael Shermer diffuses these fears by examining what evolution really is, how we know it happened, and how to test it. Shermer then discusses what science is through a brief history of the evolution-creation controversy-from the Scopes' Monkey Trial of 1925 through the creationism trials of the 1960s and 1970s, to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of 1987, to the Intelligent Design controversies of the 1990s and 2000s-demonstrating clearly how and why creationism and Intelligent Design theory are not science. Dr. Shermer builds a powerful case for evolution as the theory that most closely parallels the Christian model of human nature and the conservative model of free market economics. Dr. Shermer was once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, and is now one of the best-known public intellectuals defending evolutionary theory, so Why Darwin Matters provides readers with an insiders' guide to the evolution-creation debate, in which he shows why creationism and Intelligent Design are not only bad science, they are bad theology, and why science should be embraced by people of all beliefs. Links Location Central-Coastal Audience Middle School, High School, Adults, Teachers, Science Professionals Areas Nature, Science All Around Us, Arts & Humanities UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences Tags lecture, evolution