Science Speaker Series

Each fall, JSC's Department of Environmental and Health Sciences hosts a popular speaker series on Wednesday afternoons featuring experts on topics in science. Each presentation runs from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Bentley Hall, Room 207, unless otherwise noted. Contact Les Kanat at 635-1327 for more information.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available. Please join us.


Fall 2014 Current Topics in Science

date speaker and affiliation title

3 Sep 2014

Mark Breen,

Meteorologist and Planetarium Director, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium


10 Sep 2014

Sarah Vose, Ph.D,,

State Toxicologist, VT Department of Health

Toxicology and Public Health in Vermont.

17 Sep 2014

William E. Irwin, Sc.D., CHP,
Radiological and Toxicological Sciences Chief, Vermont Department of Health


24 Sep 2014

P. Frank Winkler, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Physics, Middlebury Colllege

The Remarkable Supernova of 1006 A.D. — A Historical and Scientific Detective Story.

1 Oct 2014

Mike Debonis,

Executive Director, Green Mountain Club, Vermont

Using Social and Natural Resource Science to Manage for Appropriate Use of Vermont’s Long Trail and Natural Areas.

15 Oct 2014

Michael Smith, M.S.,

Hazardous Site Manager, VT Department of Environmental Conservation

Fate and Transport of Contamination in the Subsurface.

22 Oct 2014

Elizabeth Wuorine, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology and Life Sciences,
Norwich University

Laboratory Techniques to Evaluate the Connection Between Exercise, Hunger, and Energy Intake.

29 Oct 2014

Paul Frederick,

Wood Utilization Specialist, VT. Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Assessment of Timber Harvesting and Forest Resource Management in Vermont: A Second Look.

5 Nov 2014

Alan Graham, M.S.,

State Entomologist, Vermont Agency of Agriculture

Mosquito Arbovirus Surveillance in Vermont.
12 Nov 2014

Akshata Nayak, MSACN M.S.,

Owner, The Orange Owl.

Healthy Body. Healthy Skin.

Creative Audience Event


19 Nov 2014

Timothy Grover, Ph.D.,

Professor of Geology at Castleton State College

Proterozoic Mountain Building and Collapse, Eastern Adirondacks, NY.
3 Dec 2014

Craig Pease, Ph.D.,

Professor of Science and Law at the Vermont Law School.

10 Dec 2014





Speakers From Previous Semesters

Interested in seeing who EHS has had speak in previous semesters? Click on this link to view previous EHS Science Speaker Series presentations.