Throughout the spring 2020 semester, Science In Action hosted weekly talks on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. During these events, guests shared first-hand insight into their current work and, more importantly, their educational journey. What was their upbringing? What support systems did they find during their college experience? With an emphasis on personal connection, students gain opportunities to further explore their curiosity and how the material they learn in their classes fits into their future. These high-value, low-key talks have continued for over five years.
As our reality began to shift with the pandemic, Science In Action transitioned to a weekly virtual event offered at the same time. In an effort to maintain normalcy, Irene Yim and Susan Wu (from Impossible Foods) were our first guests to spend Science In Action via Zoom on March 10, 2020. From that point on, all weekly Science In Action events were facilitated via Zoom. Our unique semester concluded our speaker series with a heartfelt goodbye to Dean Raymond Hernandez. With up to 50 participants attending the Zoom call, Science In Action provided an opportunity and a platform to maintain a community.
Please check out our Science In Action page to see our list of presenters and a brief abstract of their talks. Any presentation between March 17, 2020 and May 12, 2020 will provide a link to the corresponding recording on YouTube.
Science In Action looks to continue for the fall 2020 semester. The weekly series is presented in partnership with the STEM Center, the San Francisco University Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, the Skyline College Science and Math Division, and the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA).
Article by Bryan Swartout