Science and Math Seminar Series Spring 2016 - Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division

The Ohlone College Science and Math Seminar Series program features distinguished speakers who address interesting topics related to science, mathematics, or technology.

Most seminars are sponsored by ASOC and Ohlone's Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division. The seminars are free and open to the public.

Please check back for additional Science and Math Seminars.

Monkey Business: Why do Female Primates Live in Groups?

By Paul Clerkin from the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Labs.

  • Friday, March 4,2016
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus

Our very own Sandra Chacko from the Anthropology Department presents “Monkey Business: Why do Female Primates Live in Groups?” This talk is based on Sandra's dissertation research on the origins of primate sociality, and she promises us lots of photos and videos of the monkeys she worked with. What a great way to spend an hour on a Friday!

Math in the Movies and on TV

By Jeff O'Connell, faculty, Ohlone College Math Department.

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus

Take a tour through some amazing clips of math being used (with differing degrees of accuracy!), with Jeff as your raconteur and guide. Clips will include: the Minnesota Twins solving a word problem, using Math to defuse a bomb, Math in Oz (as in The Wizard of Oz), the biggest number Mr. O'Connell has ever seen, and The Simpsons…lots and lots of The Simpsons. The mathematics used in this talk will be accessible to all levels and all videos will be captioned.

Bioengineering: Call to Action - A Novel Treatment for Blood Clot Removal

By Gerardo Noriega, Managing Director of GVMED; founder of ReVascular Therapeutics; faculty, SCU School of Bioengineering.

  • Friday, April 8, 2016
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus

A walk through the process of creating a novel medical device.

A Cure for Cancer? Finding out what cancer hates by catching cancer stem cells: A new era in personalized medicine

By Dr. Daniel Thomas, MD Ph.D.

Are you curious about possible cures for cancer? Do you want insight about stem cell research? Attend a lecture by a Stanford University School of Medicine graduate! Sponsored by Ohlone Biology Club and Ohlone American Medical Student Association.

Dr. Daniel Thomas MD PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Hematology, Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Cancer Institute.

Daniel is a clinical hematologist, stem cell transplantation doctor and pathologist who specializes in understanding how cancer cells work so that we can design better treatments and soon treat cancer without having to use chemotherapy.

He is committed to understanding patients as genuine people in their own context, not just as physical problems that need fixing as well as medical relief work for refugees in the Middle East.

As a leading expert on blood cytokines, the hormones that cells use to communicate, he has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals and written a number of book chapters and review articles. See also Dr. Thomas' website at Stanford University.

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