Taylor Science Seminar Series Continues Monday
- Published: Sep 25, 2015 2:45PM
Sustainable land management, public health emergencies, medical missions, urban gardens, and bridging science, ethics and religion are among the topics being covered during the Annual Natural Sciences Seminar, a series of Monday afternoon lectures and presentations hosted by Taylor University’s Department of Natural Sciences each Monday during the Fall Semester.
This year’s series is built around the themes of agriculture, food, nutrition, exercise, and health, with additional speakers on ethics and science/religion and some reports of student summer research, according to Dr. Michael Guebert, Chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Taylor.
The meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. each Monday in Room 109 in Taylor University’s Euler Science Complex. The series is open to the public. There is no admission charge.
The role of urban gardens in food security and food education: lessons from the IWU Alliance Garden
Grace Ju Miller, PhD; Biology, IWU
Loss of the nutrient sensor Tas1R3 leads to alterations in bone resorption and selection of an atmospheric shading model for planetary rendering
Hanna Foster, Maggie Plattes and Brian Dewar, PhD, Biology; and Justin Powel and Jon Denning, PhD; Computer Science and Engineering
Building bridges between science and religion
David H. Magers, PhD; Chemistry, Mississippi College
Navigating the nexus of science and ethics
Nancy L. Jones, PhD; Sr. Health Science Policy Analyst, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Public health emergencies in natural disasters and war zones
Trina Helderman, MD, MPH; Emergency Response Health and Nutrition Specialist, MEDAIR, Switzerland
Health care as practice and mission
Dr. Alberto Mauricio Arevalo Gutierrez MD, Foundation Coordinator of Medical Rotation; Adriana del Rocio Tello Ramirez, Foundation Administrator; Marilyn Guido, Director of Short-Term International Medical Missions, Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Caffeine effects on health and exercise performance
Dawn Anderson, PhD, Kinesiology
"Disposable" diaper recycling and consumer perception
KyungShin Kim, PhD; Sr. Research Scientist, Yuhan-Kimberly R&E, Seoul, South Korea
Fruit fly research: pointing us in the right direction
Jessica Vanderploeg, PhD; Biology
How can we tell that the earth is round?
David Constantine, PhD, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Skeletal muscle health and aerobic exercise and post exercise food consumption and metabolism Bekah Estes, Nathan Edwards and Eric Hayes, PhD; Kinesiology
Sustainable land management in Indiana: understanding corn and soybean farmers’ adoption of cover crops and reduced tillage in the Salamonie and Mississinewa River watersheds
Andrew Sheard, Meghan Sulka and Nick Babin, PhD; Earth and Environmental Science, Taylor
Discerning the reliability and significance of nutritional and dietary claims
LeRoy Kroll, PhD; Chemistry and Biochemistry, Taylor