Month: April 2014

VIDEO: Small Satellites, Small Rockets, Big Science by Ian Johnson

Check out the video of Ian’s talk! Part of the UW’s Engage Program, Ian Johnson presented his PhD work on Small Satellites, Small Rockets, Big Science. This talk was presented at Town Hall Seattle as part of the UW Science

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Natalia Woodward: Climate Change: Keeping Our Lakes Healthy into the Future

Wed 4/30/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info One of the reasons that Seattle is such a great place to live is our access to water.  Clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems are economically, environmentally,

Michelle Weirathmueller: Quakes and Whales: Finding Fin Whales in Earthquake Recordings

Thurs 4/24/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info During the twentieth century, as a result of aggressive whaling practices, the number of fin whales plummeted. Eventually, commercial whaling was banned in all oceans, but

Shelley Chestler: Slow Earthquakes, a “New” Type of Earthquake

Thurs 4/24/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Do you remember the big Japanese earthquake in 2011? The one with the big tsunami? Here on the west coast, we are at risk of an

Brooke Cassell: Fighting Fire with Fire: Balancing Human Safety and Healthy Forests

Tues 4/22/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Wildfires can be a frightening prospect for communities and forest lovers alike. We’ve spent the last century trying to put them out as quickly as possible

Emily Davis: Rising From the Ashes: Can Wildfire Rejuvenate Streams?

Tues 4/22/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info What do you think of when you hear the word ‘wildfire’? Perhaps Smokey the Bear wagging his finger at us, or a post-fire moonscape of blackened

Jane Stieber: The Truth about Teething Gels – And Why Many Parents Don’t Know It

Sun 4/13/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning against the use of teething gels for children younger than 2 years old due

Megan Cartwright: Faster Laptops, Better Drugs, Worse Lungs: The Perils and Promises of Carbon Nanotubes

Sun 4/13/14, 6:00-7:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Faster laptops and cancer-killing drugs may soon use the same tiny, manmade fibers known as carbon nanotubes.  But while nanotubes’ versatility and size make them perfect

Jesse Macadangdang: Building a Heart-In-A-Dish to Better Understand Heart Disease

Fri 4/11/14, 7:30-8:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world today. The main reason for this devastating impact is that the heart, unlike other organs

Christina Jones: There’s No Fate But What You Make: How Stem Cells Decide Who To Be

Fri 4/11/14, 7:30-8:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info For years researchers have been seeking to understand how the body can repair tissue of some organs but not others. Researchers are now focusing on stem

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