Science and Math Seminar Series Spring 2015 - 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.

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 Seminars.

  • Battling Breast Cancer with Broccoli: Estrogen Signaling modulation by Indole-3-Carbinol
    by Professor Shyam Sundar, Biology Department
    • Friday, March 6, 2015
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    • Room 3101, Building 3, first floor, Fremont campus
    • Estrogen signaling is a critical component of breast cell and breast cancer biology. Estrogen signaling has been positively implicated in the development of breast cancer. Estrogens have been known to bind and activate two subtypes of receptors: estrogen receptor alpha and estrogen receptor beta. These receptors have antagonistic effects on breast cell mitosis. Indole-3-Carbinol is an anticancer chemical derived from broccoli that has been shown to inhibit growth of breast cancer cells in culture as well as in animal models. This presentation brings to light the effects of indole-3-carbinol on estrogen receptor signaling in human breast cancer cells.

  • The Imitation Game - What else did Alan Turing do?
    by Professor Jeff O'Connell
    • Friday, April 10, 2015
    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    • Room 3201, Building 3, second floor, Fremont campus
    • The movie “The Imitation Game” documents how British mathematician Alan Turing and his team cracked the German Enigma Machine and helped the allies win World War II. Turing had many other accomplishments before his tragic death in 1954. This talk will highlight some of the Mathematics used to crack the Enigma Machine as well as some of his other accomplishments along with why the movie was called “The Imitation Game.”
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  • Friday Science Movie Night and Discussion: Virunga
    • Friday, May 1, 2015
    • 6:00pm
    • Room NC1100, Newark campus
    • Please join us and encourage your students to attend a special Friday Science Movie and Discussion! We'll be watching Virunga, a 2014 documentary about the conservation work of rangers within Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to the world's last mountain gorillas. Please come early as space is limited!
    • Co-sponsored by the Ohlone Multicultural Anthropology Club, the Ohlone Biotechnology Club, the Division of Math/Science/Engineering, and ASOC
    • Download the Virunga Movie Night and Discussion flyer (PDF)