science in action lecturerThe fall 2015 Science in Action Seminar Series has started and our students are attending and learning some science while meeting researchers who are at the beginning of their careers.  The first two Science in Action Seminars were well attended with over 30 students visiting room 7106 at 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoons.

The seminar by Jonathan Z. Butler, PhD MDiv “Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Reflections of an African American Male PhD” was covered in the Skyline View.

Gabriela Monsalve, Ph.D.  gave a talk titled “From Venezuela to California – How I Ended Up Working on Steroids”. She knew from a young age that she wanted to earn a Ph.D. but she did not know in what field.   She has interests from Spanish Literature to Physical Astronomy.  Dr Monsalve, spoke about her journey and how she finally decided to  earn her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and study how steroids and affect cancer.

The Science in Action Seminar series will continue every Monday afternoon at 4:30pm in room 7206.  The talks are open to any and all students who have an interest in doing research as well as learning what it takes to become a scientist.  This year will be a little special, because we are inviting Skyline College alumni to speak.

Article by Nick Kapp