Raising awareness of STEM in daily life; free and open to the community

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 27, 2020) – The School of Biological and Physical Sciences at Daytona State College announces its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) seminar series for spring 2020.

The one-hour seminars are held on Mondays, starting promptly at 5 p.m. in the Madorsky Theater, located in the Hosseini Center on DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. All STEMinars are free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 10, features The Diversity and Bioactivity of Chemicals Produced by Microorganisms: Isolation of Anticancer, Antibacterial, and Antiviral Compounds from Under-Explored Microbes presented by Sandra Loesgen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida.

March 23
Discovery of Small Objects Orbiting in the Outer Solar System Using Photometric Techniques
Estela Fernandez-Valenzuela Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida

March 30
Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis in Space: Host-Microbe Interactions and Innate Immunity
Lexi Duscher, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida

April 6
Analytical Methods for Visualizing and Identifying Structural Load Paths and Load Flow
Ali Tamijani, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

April 13
Marine Turtle Movement, Diet, and Population Dynamics: Implications for Protected Species Policies
Erin Seney, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida

The STEMinar series is coordinated by Dr. Jeffrey Squires, DSC associate professor. For more information, please contact Dr. Squires, (386) 506-4714, Jeffrey.Squires@DaytonaState.edu.

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