The Skyline College Biotechnology Manufacturing group, the Skyline College Science and Research club, and MESA in conjunction with Dr. Steven Weinstein of the CSUSF Bridges to Baccalaureate program, have combined to present an engaging set of speakers for the spring 2018 semester.

The talks typically take place in room 7106 from 4:30 pm to 5:30pm. Usually the speaker will tell how they came into STEM, how they funded their education and why they have a passion for what they do. For the second half of the talk, they present their research, ideas, or their interesting topic. The speakers will be a combination of professors, postdocs, graduate, undergraduate and even some who did not finish college. All the speakers will have a passion for STEM and school, and will model what some of the next steps in your academic career may look like. So please spend your Monday afternoons with us. We will have cookies and water at all our talks. The bookstore has also donated a $10 gift card that will be raffled to the students who attend the talk.  Many of our professors also give extra credit for attending the talks.

The inaugural talk for spring 2017 was given by Interim VPI Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza.  Dr. Taylor-Mendoza spoke to a room of about 25 students and faculty. She has an interesting background and when she attended Community College and did not do well at first, which is something that many Skyline Students may be able to relate to. Like in any event the discussion turned to General Education GE classes. And many of our students gave their opinions of GE directly to Dr. Taylor-Mendoza, who considers herself a STEMinist as she showed her support for STEM by coming and talking at the Science in Action Seminar series.

These talks are every Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 please come out and participate in our community

Further information on the Science in Action Seminar Series visit the website.

Article by Nick Kapp


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