SftPublic Programs 2020

January 15, 2020. Effects of Climate Change on New England’s Forests
Pamela Templer, Ph.D., Boston University
SftPublic Lectures with Robbins Library, Arlington MA

January 21, 2020 How Nanotechnology is Revolutionizing Medicine
Sameer Sonkusale, Ph.D., Tufts University
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

February 03, 2020 They Didn’t Believe It! The Germ Theory of Disease
This is the third in our They Didn’t Believe Itseries of mini-videos about advances in science that were initially ignored or rejected. The germ, theory of disease is one of those concepts.

March 11, 2020 They Didn’t Believe It! Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift
This is the latest in our They Didn’t Believe It series of mini-videos about advances in science that were initially ignored or rejected. Plate tectonics –long ignored or rejected– became a fundamental component of geology’s understanding of continents, volcanoes, earthquakes.

June 17, 2020 Spillover! Virus Transmission from Animals-to-Humans
Jonathan A. Runstadler, DVM, PhD, Tufts University
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom)

June 26, 2020 Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider
Markus Klute, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom)

July 14, 2920 A Spotlight on the Impact of the Wildlife Trade
Maria Ivanova, Ph.D., UMass-Boston and Candace Famiglietti, UMass-Boston
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom)

July 31, 2020 Are Coastal Communities Prepared for Rising Seas?
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Union of Concerned Scientists
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom)

August 03, 2020 Scientists Raise the Alarm: Endocrine Disruptors Affect Brain Development
R. Thomas Zoeller, Ph.D., UMass-Amherst
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA (zoom)