For more than 20 years, the Geophysical Institute has hosted the Science For Alaska Lecture Series in locations across the state, sharing cutting-edge research in local communities. The 2013 lecture series will undergo important changes from previous years: all lectures will be hosted on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will span over four Saturdays in January.
Kicking-off on Jan. 5 at 2 p.m., the lecture series will feature scientific research of earthquakes, sea ice, air quality and lasers. Scientists presenting the lectures are on the forefront of their fields and will be focusing on research that is relevant to Alaska. Lectures will continue on Saturday afternoons through Jan. 26.
Presentations will be held in the Schaible Auditorium, located in the Bunnell Building (303 Tanana Loop). All Lectures and parking on campus are free to the public. Following each of the lectures, coffee and hot tea will be provided and audience members will have an opportunity to meet the scientists.
The 2013 Science for Alaska Lecture Series is sponsored by the Geophysical Institute and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Science for Alaska is one of the largest public outreach efforts undertaken each year by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The series brings current scientific research to communities throughout the state and serves as a method of collaboration between each major campus of the University of Alaska system, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Each year, administrators, faculty, staff and the public weigh-in on possibilities for speakers and topics to be included in the popular lecture series. The result is a well-rounded event that pools expertise from scientists studying in various locales in Alaska, on topics as diverse as alternative energy to walruses.