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Morning Science Community Series at The University of Toledo

The University of Toledo’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is holding a science community series of programs all starting at 10 am in Wolfe Hall. The series’ spring lineup this year includes things like a heat transfer mechanism, glass-making technology and native prairies.

The free, public programs offer the community an opportunity to learn about hot topics in modern science.

“We’ve got a great variety of programs this semester,” Dr. Michal Marszewski, a co-organizer and assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said. “Our experts design each program for general audiences. Community members can come for all of them or pick and choose the programs that most interest them.”

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The first program in the science series is on Feb. 24, called “Cooling with Bubbles,” being presented by Dr. Anju R. Gupta, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. This program will have Dr. Gupta explain her research into applications of the heat transfer mechanism known as pool boiling.

There are four more programs in the series after Cooling with Bubbles.

March 16

“Disability and Outer Space: How Would Blind Aliens Do Science?” Lead by Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen, an associate professor in the English Department at Bowling Green State University.

March 23

“Transparent Conductive Oxides: Applications in Energy Efficiency.” Presented by Dr. David Strickler, retired manager of thin film technology at NSG North America Technical Center (formerly Pilkington), will discuss glass-making technology at use in photovoltaic cells and other applications.

April 6

“Archaeological Chemistry: Investigating the Dyes of Ancient Peru.” By Dr. Ruth Ann Armitage, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University, will discuss her work applying techniques like carbon dating and mass spectrometry to the field of archaeology.

April 20

“Project PRAIRIE: Rethinking Urban Landscaping on School Campuses in Northwest Ohio.” By Mitchell Magdich, curator of education at the Toledo Zoo, will discuss a local initiative to use native flower installations as living labs. Immediately following the program, weather permitting, Dr. Todd Crail, a Distinguished University Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, will lead a tour of plant installations around the University of Toledo campus.

Parking for the series will be free for those who attend and a free light breakfast will be provided as well.

For more information or to watch past presentations, go to the Saturday Morning Science website.  

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