Each fall, JSC’s Department of Environmental & Health Sciences hosts a popular speaker series on Wednesday afternoons featuring experts on topics in science for EHS students, faculty, JSC community members, and the general public. The presentations are one of the many ways JSC provides learning opportunities beyond the classroom to help students expand their knowledge and make connections with professionals in their field of study.
The presentations are scheduled and coordinated by EHS Professor Les Kanat, Ph.D. All presentations run from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in 207 Bentley Hall and are free and open to the public. The schedule for the current academic year is presented below.
Fall 2017 Schedule
|date||speaker and affiliation||title|
|6 Sep 2017||Lisa Zinn, Ph.D.,
Johnson State College, VT
|Monitoring Nesting Bird Populations Through Bird Banding.|
|13 Sep 2017||tbd||tbd|
|20 Sep 2017||Jim Cummings, PT,
Essex Physical Therapy, VT
|The Mechanism of the Knee ACL Injury: Debate Regarding Conservative or Aggressive Rehabilitation.|
|27 Sep 2017||Jason Shafer, Ph.D.,
Director, VT Institute of Applied Meteorology, Lyndon State College, VT
|Forecasting Wet Snow and Ice Driven Power Outages.|
|4 Oct 2017||David Mears, JD, MSEL,
Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
|What is PFOA, Why Is It In My Drinking Water, and What Can I Do About It? A Case Study of Legal Issues Raised by Groundwater Contamination in North Bennington, VT.|
|11 Oct 2017||Phillip Wilson and Carissa Stein,
Natural Resource Conservation Service, VT
|25 Oct 2017||Joe Veldon, M.S.,
Seven Leaf Organics, VT
Current Trends in the Medical Uses of Cannabis.
|1 Nov 2017||Andrea Villanti, Ph.D., MPH,
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, University of Vermont
|Tobacco Use in the U.S.: Epidemiology and Determinants.|
|8 Nov 2017||Heather Pembrook, M.S.,
VDEC Air Quality and Climate Division
|Acid Rain in the 21st Century: Chemical and Biological Effect on Vermont’s Acid Lakes.|
|15 Nov 2017||Kip Potter, Ph.D.,
Water Quality Specialist, USDA/NRCS.
|Restoring Lake Champlain: Focus on Phosphorus and Agriculture.|
|29 Nov 2017||John O’Meara, Ph.D.,
Astronomy and Physics at St. Michael’s College, VT
|Fingerprints of the First Stars: Unraveling the Atomic History of the Universe.|
|6 Dec 2017||Kent McFarland, MS,
Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
|Glittering Wings: Natural History and Conservation of Vermont Butterflies.|
|13 Dec 2017||Lesley-Ann Giddings, Ph.D.,
Middlebury College, VT
|Mother Knows Best: Using Mother Nature as a Guide in the Discovery and Engineering of Novel Microbial Natural Products.|