Skyline College Chemistry Assistant Professor Dr. Carmen Velez, in collaboration with Bridges to the Baccalaureate at SFSU, hosted the fall semester kick-off meeting of the popular Science in Action lecture series yesterday afternoon. Approximately sixty students and SMT faculty were in attendance to hear from Rebecca Belloso, a former Skyline College student who transferred to UC Davis as an Environmental Toxicology major. Rebecca, with the guidance of her mentor, Dr. Gold, conducted a systematic critical review of published studies to determine whether the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure during pregnancy is adversely related to infant birth weight in humans. Rebecca shared her research with the lecture attendees, informing them of the state of current knowledge on this topic, suggesting future avenues for research, and providing information that might benefit the community.
Professor Velez took over organizing the Science in Action lecture series in the spring 2013 semester, working in conjunction with Dr. Steve Weinstein, the Director of Bridges to the Baccalaureate at SFSU. They invite scientists, colleagues and scholars to speak during the series, providing insight into current scientific issues in a wide variety of areas. During the fall 2013 semester, the Skyline College lectures will take place every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Building 7, Room 7106. The lectures are free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Carmen Velez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Written by Alana Utsumi and Carmen Velez. Photos by Carmen Velez.