MJC Science Colloquium Spring 2023 Schedule
- Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm
- West Campus, Science Community Center, Rm. 115
- Event and Parking are Free
- Streamed Live on the MJC Science Colloquium YouTube Channel
Gilbert Blue Feather Rosas
Director ll - Sustainability & Adaptation
Modesto City Schools
Sustainability Initiatives in K12
Green Career Paths
Sustainability departments are fairly new to K12 Education. The importance and various types of sustainabilty initiatives being developed at Modesto City Schools will be discussed. Mr. Rosa will also review his experiences on eletric school bus fleet conversion and record-setting deployments at local school districts.
Ph.D., Entomologist & Manager
East Side Mosquito Abatement District
Mosquitos, Disease, & Protection
Last Fall there was a significant population rise of Aedes aegypti. Dr. Wekesa will explain the entomology of the local mosquitos, the diseases they can communicate, and how the District protects us from them.
Sales & Marketing, Burchell Nursery
Rain Catchment Systems
All contributions to water conservation are valuable. The roof top provides a vast area to collect precious winter rains, which is perfect for the garden. We will cover some simple applications for water collect for the home.
MJC Professor of Astronomy
Observing the Universe Beyond Visible Light
Telescopes can detect light not visible to the human eye, revealing hidden regions of space. This discussion will explore the history of infrared radiation from its discovery in 1800 by William Herschel to recent research conducted by the James Webb Space Telescope.
MJC, Instructional Support Technician and Adjunct Instructor of Horticulture
MJC Horticulture Program
Horticulture impacts quality of life, environment, and human life. Plants and crops sustain and enrich our lives with nutritious food, enhanced beauty of our communities, and a reduced carbon footprint. Find out what's trending in the plant world, discover your green career, and learn about our retail nursery. Nicholas Tobin, MJC Instructional Support Technician and Adjunct Instructor, will take attendees through the benefits of the program and how the community plays an important role in its transformation.
Talks will be recorded for the Science Colloquium’s YouTube site for later viewing.
*Science Colloquium Committee: Daniel Chase, Jill Cross, Elizabeth McInnes, Denise Godbout-Avant, Troy Gravatt, Deborah Martin, Monika Schortner, Michael Shirley, Catherine Tripp