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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Energy Efficiency – How to Make Buildings Smarter – Tues., Dec. 1, @ 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Rm 431

22 November 2015

Jason Trager, Ph.D., presents our next S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk about Energy Efficiency: How to Make Buildings Smarter, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:15 PM, in Room 431, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.

 

Dr. Jason TragerJason is an energy scientist and sustainability engineer with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He is CEO and Co-Founder of Persistent Efficiency Inc. which was founded with the goal of providing cost-effective, sustainable energy-monitoring solutions. He also founded the Art Rosenfeld fellowship for energy efficiency at UC Berkeley and has created several job positions at UC Berkeley for undergraduates through his Sustainability Champions Internship program.

 

View the Energy Efficiency flyer below:
 
Flyer on Energy Efficiency talk

For more information about the S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks, please visit the Berkeley City College Science Department website.

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Science Seminar Series – Dr. Christopher Change Presents: A Synthetic Leaf for Solar-to-Chemical Conversion, Thurs., Dec. 3 @ 7-8 PM, Auditorium

22 November 2015

Can we create artificial photosynthesis systems to make fuels, food, and biodegradable materials? Join us for Dr. Christopher Chang’s presentation at our next Science Seminar Series on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm in the Auditorium at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Dr. Christopher ChangDr. Chang is Professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research is focused on chemical biology and inorganic chemistry, with particular interests in molecular imaging and catalysis applied to neuroscience, metabolic and infectious diseases, and sustainable energy. Most recently Dr. Chang was awarded the 2013 American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award in Graduate Education, the 2013 Baekeland Prize, and the 2015 Blavatnik Award in Chemistry.

 

The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by the Berkeley City College Science and Biotechnology Department, and sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Peralta Colleges.

 

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Flyer for Dr. Chang's Presentation

 

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BCC Science Seminar Series: Dr. Daniela Kaufer Presents “Your Brain on Stress” – Thurs., Nov. 5 @ 7 pm, Auditorium

28 October 2015

Dr. Daniela KauferThe Berkeley City College Science Department continues the Science Seminar Series this semester by inviting distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields.

 

The next lecture will be on Thursday, November 5,  at 7 pm. Please join BCC students, faculty, staff and friends for a fun and informative lecture by Dr. Daniela Kaufer,  professor of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute UC Berkeley,  presenting Your Brain on Stress.

 

Dr. Kaufer was featured in the SF Chronicle.  The article http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/A-mild-case-of-nerves-can-have-benefits-4516354.php  is about the effect of brief periods of stress on mental performance. Fascinating!

 

Please see the lecture flyer below for more details about the event.

Daniela Kaufer flyer

 

All of the seminars are free and open to the public. The reception starts at 6:30pm.

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk: Biomechanics – How Forces Act in Bones, Lungs and Cancer, Wed., Oct. 28, Rm 431, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

12 October 2015

Claire Robertson, Ph.D., presents our next S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talk on Biomechanics: How Forces Act in Bones, Lungs and Cancer. The presentation will be held in Room 431, 4th floor, from 12:30 – 1:15 PM, Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley.

 

Dr. Robertson is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She will discuss airway biomechanics and extracellular matrix proteins. This knowledge is important to our understanding of human diseases.

 

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Biomechanics flyer

 

 

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Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series: David Sedlak, Ph.D., Presents “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution” on Thurs., Oct. 15, from 7 – 8 pm, Auditorium

6 October 2015

Urban water systems undergo rapid change to meet societal needs. We have the potential to solve some of the most difficult water problems. What are the new technologies and management approaches?

 

Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2015, for Dr. David Sedlak’s presentation on “The Fourth Urban Water Revolution”, in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This event is open to public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, in downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station. There are two parking garages, one adjacent to BCC and the other across the Center Street from the college.

 

Dr. David SedlakDr. Sedlak is the Malozemoff Professor at UC Berkeley and Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure. His research focuses on developing cost-effective, safe, and sustainable systems to manage water resources. He is the recipient of the 2014 Clarke Prize for excellence in water research and the author of the book, Water 4.0.

 

View this science seminar flyer below:

The Fourth Urban Water Revolution flyer

 

The Fall 2015 Science Seminar Series is hosted by Berkeley City College and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, www.cirm.ca.gov

 

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S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks: Muscle Contractility and Treatments of Diseases, Tues., Oct 6, 12:30 – 1:15pm, Rm 431

30 September 2015

The BCC Science/Biotechnology Department invites you to a new series of S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch Talks. In this first seminar for Fall 2015, Dr. Bradley Morgan, from Cytokinetics, Inc., presents “Modulation of Muscle Contractility: Potential Treatments of Diseases from Systolic Heart Failure to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)”.  Baseball player Lou Gehrig and physicist Stephen Hawking were diagnosed with ALS. The presentation will be held in Room 431 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 12:30 – 1:15 pm.

 

For more information, please visit the Science and Biotechnology website. The flyers for Dr. Morgan’s talk and the schedule of future talks are provided below.

 

Dr. Bradley Morgan’s Talk on Muscle ContractilityFlyer for Dr. Morgan's Muscle Contractility Talk
Schedule for S.T.E.M. Careers Lunch TalksSchedule of Fall 2015 S.T.E.M Careers Lunch Talks

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S.T.E.M. Careers Final Talk – Climate Change: Effects on Microbial Biodiversity and Society, on Tues., April 21, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Rm 431

7 April 2015

“Climate Change: Effects on Microbial Biodiversity and Society” will be the final S.T.E.M Careers Talk on Tuesday, April 21, from 12:15 – 1 pm in Room 431. The series is hosted by Jennifer Hiras, Ph.D., and presented by the Science and Biotechnology Department during College hour.

 

Other S.T.E.M Career talks take place in March and April, and explores Biofuels (March 3), Bioremediation (March 17), Coding and Big Data (April 7), and Climate Change (April 21) just in time for Earth Day. Don’t miss these exciting talks. Click on the image below to read the flyer on S.T.E.M. Careers Talks:

 

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Last Science Seminar, Spring 2013: Howard Spero Speaks on “Our Changing Seas: Voyage to an Earth that No One Has Seen Before” – Thurs. May 9, 7 PM, BCC Auditorium

4 May 2013

Please join us for the last science seminar of the semester!

 

Dr. SperoThis Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, Dr. Howard Spero will speak on ‘Our Changing Seas: Voyage to an Earth that No One Has Seen Before.’ The talk will run from 7–8pm in the Berkeley City College basement auditorium and include time for questions. The reception will begin at 6:30pm with light refreshments and Dr. Spero will be around to meet and talk to people before the lecture so please come have a cup of coffee and ask him all of your questions about climate change. View the flyer announcing Dr. Howard Spero’s presentation.

 

starHoward Spero, PhD, is a professor and Chairman of the Department of Geology at the University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Spero conducts research at the interface between living organisms and the fossil remains that are left behind in ocean sediment. His research group focuses on the calibration and development of geochemical tools to extract novel environmental information from the shells of marine fossils in order to reconstruct the history of Earth’s past climates and ocean circulation change. Dr. Spero has trained numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and has authored more than 100 scientific publications in this research area.

 

The Science Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from diverse areas of scientific research to speak about their fields. These talks are presented in conjunction with the Berkeley City College Science Club and sponsored in part by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. All of the seminars are open to the public and have covered topics such as stem cell research potential and policy, the neuroscience of consciousness, energy policy and models of climate change.

 

Please see visit the BCC Science Seminar Series webpage (http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/science) for more information.

 

 

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