SET Lecture Series
“Revealing the Secrets Hidden in Your DNA”
Tuesday, February 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Lyudmila Bard, professor of biology, and Kathryn Jones, Ph.D., adjunct faculty instructor of biology
Have you ever watched a commercial for DNA tests and wondered if they can really tell you about your ancestors? Or wondered whether to believe a friend who told you that they are likely to get a certain disease in the future? Every person has slight differences in their DNA, and over the past decade, dramatic advances in our understanding of these differences has led to genetic tests that are being used by health professionals to better prevent, treat, and cure a variety of illnesses. This talk will describe how these tests decode our DNA sequences, tell you about your past, and even keep you healthy for the future.
Sponsored by Ken and Linda Solow
“The Next Big App”
Tuesday, March 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Roger Weber, associate professor of entrepreneurship, and Paul Hogan, instructor of computer science
Many people have ideas, but all too often new ventures fail. How do you take your innovative idea and make it happen? Success requires know-how in both the fields of computer science and entrepreneurship. Learn how coaching can transform a computer concept into reality through validating the idea, creating awareness, and positioning the business for the best chance for success. And how do you measure success? Reach 500,000 users, and maybe Google or Facebook will want your business.
Sponsored by the Freedom Consulting Group
Tuesday, April 17 – 6:30 p.m.
Brendan Diamond, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and astronomy
There is something about a clear night sky that gives us pause and makes us wonder about the big questions. Amazingly, science has been closing in on the answers to many! In this interactive lecture, we’ll explore some of the ways planets, solar systems, and the Universe may meet their inevitable doom. Can we still have our fairy tale ending?
Please note that seating is free but limited. RSVP below to reserve your spot at the lecture(s) of your choice.