USU's Science Unwrapped Announces 10th Anniversary 'Powers of 10' Series

Science Unwrapped, the public science outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, announces its new Fall 2018-Spring 2019 “Powers of 10” series.  The series, which kicks off Friday, Sept. 28, celebrates the program’s 10th anniversary.

“We’re very excited to mark this important milestone,” says Nancy Huntly, Science Unwrapped chair, director of USU’s Ecology Center and professor in the Department of Biology. “Our 10th anniversary explores ‘Powers of 10’ notation, which allows us to quantify very large and very small phenomena beyond our visual comprehension. Over the course of the academic year, we’ll discuss the mind-boggling breadth of the Cosmos down to the tiny quantum scale.”

Science Unwrapped welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its family-friendly presentations.

At a glance, upcoming “Powers of 10” talks and their presenters are:

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
“Powers of 10”
Mathematician Luis Gordillo, associate professor in USU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the USU Ecology Center

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
“Cosmologic”
Physicist Tonya Triplett, principal lecturer in USU’s Department of Physics

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
“Planetary”
Geologist Carol Dehler, associate professor in USU’s Department of Geology

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
“Microscopic”
Biologist Bonnie Waring, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
“Nano”
Biological Engineer Elizabeth Vargis, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineer Nick Roberts, assistant professor in USU’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Friday, March 22, 2019
“Ångström”
Biochemist Sean Johnson, associate professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate dean, USU College of Science

Friday, April 12, 2019
“Quantum”
Physicist Charlie Torre, professor in USU’s Department of Physics

Each presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Admission is free.

Initiated by the college in February 2009, Science Unwrapped introduces science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. Presentations begin with a brief lecture, followed by hands-on learning activities and refreshments. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

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Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555, nancy.huntly@usu.edu
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517, maryann.muffoletto@usu.edu
 

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