Fall 2006

All sessions will be in Massengill unless otherwise noted.
Date & Time Speaker Title

Wednesday,
Sept. 13,
5:30 p.m.

Dr. Jeffrey Spielman,
Roanoke College  

"Statistical Analysis of Two Contemporary Issues: Global Warming and The Battle of the Sexes"

 Thursday,
Sept. 21,
7:00 p.m.

 Mike Overacker,
Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society
"A View from Here: The Basics of Telescope Design and What You Might See Through Them"
 
Wednesday,
Sept. 27,
5:30 p.m.  
Dr. B. Sidney Smith,
Radford University  
"The Mathematical Art of MC Escher"
 
Thursday,
Oct. 12,
7:00 p.m.
Major George M. Brooke IV,
Virginia Military Institute
"Molecular Spectroscopy and Trace Gas Detection using High Finesse Cavity Techniques"
Thursday,
Nov. 2,
7:00 p.m.
Erin Hackett,
Johns Hopkins University (Roanoke College Alum - Physics)
"The Blue Planet: Exploring Earth's Oceans"
Friday,
Nov. 3,
3:30 p.m.
(Trexler 372)
Erin Hackett (Johns Hopkins, Roanoke Alum)
"Flow Measurements on the Atlantic Continental Shelf using PIV"  
 Thursday,
Nov. 16,
7:00 p.m.
Dr. Chris Lee,
Roanoke College
"The Tainted Truth: The abuse of statistics by pollsters, politicians, advertisers, and even academic researchers!"
Thursday,
Dec. 7,
7:00 p.m.
Rick Pingry,
Roanoke College Alum - Computer Science
"Developing 3D Computer Games, At Any Level - Resources for the Hobbyist"
 

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