Clark College announces Winter STEM Seminar Series
January 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Hannah Erickson, Communications & Marketing
Free lunchtime lectures cover everything from volcanoes to animal acupuncture
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark College is inviting the public to come back to school for a series of free lunchtime seminars that explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Begun in 2015, the Clark College STEM Seminar Series launches its 2017 Winter season on Friday, January 20, at noon in Clark’s new STEM Building with “Hair-Raising Volcanic Hazards.”
This seminar features Liz Westby of the U.S. Geological Survey sharing information about volcanic hazards and their impacts, along with monitoring efforts on Cascade Range volcanoes. She will also be sharing a series of videos about volcanic hazards.
Other winter quarter events in this series include:
- Feb. 3: Amazing Animal Acupuncture with Dr. Christy Novick, veterinarian at Feline Medical Clinic and owner of Columbia Companion Animal Acupuncture
- Feb. 24: Historic and Hazardous Hanford with Ginger Wireman, outreach specialist for the Washington Department of Ecology working at Hanford
- March 10: Great Gravitational Waves with Dr. Duane Ray, former instructor for Clark College Economic & Community Development and holder of a doctorate degree in physics
All events are held on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in Clark College’s new STEM Building on Clark’s main campus. All are open to the public. Light snacks will be available and guests are welcome to bring their own lunches with them.
“We already do lots of outreach to encourage interest in STEM among our community’s young people through our annual Science Olympiad and other events,” said Clark College STEM Coordinator Erin Harwood, who helps organize the seminar series. “This is a way to show adults as well that learning about STEM can be lots of fun. We’re hoping people start looking forward to these seminars as a great way to spend their Friday lunch break learning something new.”
Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013, as soon as possible.
About Clark College
Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 13,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.