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Fall 2009 Frontiers of Science Schedule

Fall 2009 Frontiers of Science Schedule With the new fall semester at Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM) comes another series of seminars exploring the frontiers of science. These seminars are intended to introduce audiences from all disciplines and academic levels to the beauty and fun of scholarly pursuits in the natural and physical science disciplines.This semester, seminar topics range from biophysics to astronomy, mining, and fusion energy. The first seminar of the semester will feature three CSUSM undergraduate students who will speak about their summer research experiences.All seminars will be held from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in Science Hall 2, room 242, and will include refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information go to http://physics.csusm.edu/events/events.html.The fall 2009 Frontiers of Science schedule is as follows:September 17Summer Research ExperiencesSpeakers: Cyprian Czarnocki (Physics), Melinda Lopez (Math), and Keau Wong (Biology)September 24Accidental Science - A New Genre of Herbicides & AntibioticsChristopher M. Smith, Ph.D., Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UCSD  October 8The Ground Upon Which We Walk - Perspectives from a Mining EngineerIan Firth, Engineer, Hanson Aggregates West Region  October 22400 Years of Astronomy - A Brief History of the TelescopeScott Kardel, Palomar Observatory  November 12Remembering Forgotten Peoples: Working to Eradicate Transmitted HelminthiasisRaffi Aroian, Ph.D., Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCSD December 3The Physics and the Future of Fusion Energy ResearchChris Holland, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Energy Research, UCSDDirections and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $2 to $7 depending upon length of stay.