September 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

SCI_TalksFlagstaff Arts Council is pleased to partner with the Flagstaff Festival of Science to present SCI Talks Friday September 30, 2016 at The Coconino Center for the Arts. The   event is free, and open to the public, and will feature four 20 minute presentations. Doors will open at 6pm, presentations begin at 6:30pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Topics & Presenters:

  • Terrestrial Carbon Cycling and Climate Change  – Deborah Huntzinger,
  • Monitoring Thermal Activity at Yellowstone   Greg Vaughan
  • Killip: A STEM School  – Ted Komada
  • The Art of Science – Jeffrey Hall

Dr. Greg Vaughan, a Research Geologist from the Astrogeology Science Center of the US Geological Survey, will share some of his latest research into thermal activity of a potentially active volcanic system within Yellowstone National Park. His data, obtained using satellite remote sensing, can provide a warning for a potential eruption, supports the National Park Service in their development planning and to better understand the cycles of thermal activity and what factors can influence them.

Mr. Ted Komada, the STEM Coordinator and chess coach from Killip Elementary, will speak about the strides made and lessons learned from transforming an elementary school that serves a modest income population into a STEM school.

Dr. Deborah Huntzinger, an Assistant Professor from Northern Arizona University School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, will share her research on using modeling to better understand climate change and terrestrial carbon cycling.

Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory, who is an accomplished musician as well as astronomer will present on how his scientific work relies heavily on the creativity that is fostered through the arts.