Wild Basin Featured in NY Times Article

Check out this post.  Our own Amy Belaire is quoted in the article.  Kudos to Wild Basin!

 

Open Office Hours with Dean Morris

Dear NSCI Student Majors,
Dean Morris will hold office hours for the final time this semester at Jo’s (Meadow’s Coffeehouse) tomorrow, 03 May, 2.30-4.00pm.  The coffeehouse is located on the west end of the Ragsdale center.
You are encouraged to stop by and chat with Dr. Morris during this time, no appointment necessary.  Should you have any questions or if you need to schedule a private appointment with the Dean, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Reyna.

Earth Week Film Screening: Dr. Merlin Tuttle and Living Springs Short Films

Join us on Wednesday evening for an evening of engaging short videos and discussion with renowned bat ecologist, Dr. Merlin Tuttle and documentary film producer, Karen Kocher.

The event is hosted by Wild Basin Creative Research Center and will take place in Carter Auditorium (Room 186) in the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building.

Dr. Merlin Tuttle has over 50 years of in-depth knowledge and experience as a renowned bat expert, educator, and wildlife photographer. Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation is the most recent contribution by Dr. Tuttle to the world of bats. He will be presenting a short documentary that follows a group of citizen scientists searching for bats in the rain forests of Trinidad.

Karen Kocher is a documentary media producer and a senior lecturer in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of the 2015 SXSW Interactive Dewey Winburne Community Service Award for her work as the creator and producer of Living Springs, a multi-platform, immersive, interactive exploration of Austin’s beloved Barton Springs. Living Springs explores the historical, social, spiritual, and scientific value of the Springs. The project is available online, in an installation at the Barton Springs Education Center, and for broadcast.

LOCATION: John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186, Carter Auditorium, St. Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

TIME: Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Chemistry Professor Featured in Discover Magazine

First-year Assistant Professor of Chemistry Raychelle Burks was recently identified in a Discover Magazine story entitled, “The Heroes of Science” as one of the “Science Stars of the next generation.”  The list of “Heroes” includes Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Carl Sagan — pretty good company, indeed!  Congrats to Dr. Burks!

CS Professor Michael Kart Recognized at 2016-2017 Distinguished Teaching Award Winner

Congratulations to yet another in a series of well-deserved teaching award winners from the School of Natural Sciences.  This year, Prof. Michael Kart of Computer Sciences has won the Distinguished Teaching Award.  Quoting from the letter:

“The Distinguished Teaching Award Committee was impressed by your thoughtful and pedagogically rich teaching materials, and they equally admired your engaging work in the classroom.”

Dr. Kart will receive his award at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony at 4 pm on April 27 in the Mabee Ballrooms.  Please make sure to congratulate him next time you see him.

Come build an app with Robert Li from Google! 4/23/17 at 1pm in JBWS 267

You are invited to join Robert Li from Google headquarters in California for this Sunday’s Android Workshop. Please come if this is your first time or if you have attended previous weekends. You will be building the Binary Search Tree activity. The pre-work is a quick read here, reviewing the Binary Search Tree.

Be sure to start reviewing the process for the Code Sprint as well. You’ll be breaking into teams to develop a basic app/game!

The workshop will start at 1pm and will end at 6pm in JBWS 267.  Students do not have to stay the whole time and you are welcome to come in a bit late. Please bring your laptop and review the material above!

Have a good week,

Michael Lykaios Guerrero

Also, please email me at mikelg@stedwards.edu if you have any problems with the links.

Hilltop chemist has a cool job

For the 2016 World Science Festival (WSF), I was invited to share why being a chemist and chemistry educator is a cool job alongside forensic anthropologist Angelique Corthals, engineer Erick Ordoñez, and technologist Rachel Rothman. Cool Jobs is a WSF event aimed at inspiring future scientists and the 2016 event hosted approximately 500 attendees – mostly families with young children. Below is a recording of this Cool Jobs event, where I got to kick-off the show by sharing what got me into science, cracking The Great Cookie Mystery, and debunking the Death Star!

 

Open Office Hours with Dean Morris

Dear NSCI Student Majors,
Dean Morris will hold office hours at Jo’s (Meadow’s Coffeehouse) tomorrow, 05 April, 2.30-4.00pm.  The coffeehouse is located on the west end of the Ragsdale center.
You are encouraged to stop by and chat with Dr. Morris during this time, no appointment necessary.  Should you have any questions or if you need to schedule a private appointment with the Dean, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Reyna.
 Dean Morris’ next office hour session will be held Wednesday, 03 May, 2.30-4.00 PM with confirmation to follow as we near the date.

Dr. Deaton-Haynes to Give Biology Seminar – 5:15 pm on Tuesday, 4 April

The next Biology seminar is scheduled for 5:15 pm on Tuesday, 4 April in Moody 300.  See our very own Dr. Raelynn Deaton-Haynes present on the relationship between names and perceived attractiveness.

Join Google Engineers for an Android Workshop this Sunday in JBWS 261 at 1pm!

All students are invited to join Google engineers on Sunday afternoons from 1-6 in JBWS 261 for the Android Operating System Workshop. This is an amazing opportunity to learn computing skills directly from the Google engineers working in industry. It will be helpful to have some experience with programing, but interested students are encouraged to attend. Students do not have to arrive on time, or stay for the entire workshop.
Also, feel free to come by if you can picture yourself working for Google.  The engineers are very happy to answer career questions.  The engineers are flying to Austin just to meet with you!  They are very eager to pass on their knowledge of industry and computing skills.  Stop by from 1 – 6 in JBWS 261 on Sunday!
Pizza will be served in the afternoon for students participating in the workshop!  See you there!