Sep. 23, 2009

Celebrating the Sciences '09

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Geneseo's Celebrating the Sciences weekend recognizes and showcases the alumni, faculty, staff and students who embody the excellence, cutting-edge research and innovative thinking that have become synonymous with Geneseo's science programs. Come celebrate the accomplishments and momentum of the Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences and Physics & Astronomy Departments. All events are free and open to alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the College. Register now to reserve your spot!
Schedule of Events

Friday, October 16 Integrated Science Center (ISC) Open House 8:a.m. - 5 p.m. Stop in and tour the new Integrated Science Center. The ISC provides an exceptional research and learning environment. The facility spans 105,000 square feet, featuring 17 instructional and 36 research labs, greenhouses with three attached labs, an optics laboratory, a rooftop astronomy observation deck and dome, a wave tank and flume, electron and confocal microscopes, and four environmental chambers. Additionally, the center also houses a particle accelerator for research and study.

Audit a Class! 8a.m. - 1:50 p.m Fifty-minute classes are offered every hour in all disciplines. Sit in on a lecture to see what students are learning. Listen to your favorite professors and maybe even offer some insight or ask questions. Check out the schedule of classes to see what interests you!

Distinguished Alumni Panels 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Biology: Newton 204 Geological Sciences: Newton 203 Physics & Astronomy: Newton 201 Alumni from across the nation will provide insight and guidance to science students. Topics will include professional achievement, research opportunities, career mentoring, internships and avoiding obstacles. A moderator will direct questions and a Q & A period for students will follow.

Alumni and Faculty Reception 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Biology: ISC Lobby Geological Sciences: Milne 105 Physics and Astronomy: Greene 140 Relax and reconnect at the post-panel reception for alumni, students, faculty and emeriti - don't miss this opportunity to visit with old friends, chat with your favorite professors, mentors and staff as you network with other alumni in your field! The Geological Sciences Department and the Geneseo Alumni Association will also be presenting Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dick Hatheway with an Honorary Lifetime Membership to the Geneseo Alumni Association in recognition of his meritorious service and dedication to the College.

Particle Accelerator Tours ISC: Room 127 Throughout the Day Tour our state-of-the-art accelerator and see how undergraduate students are using the accelerator, designed for materials analysis, in hands-on physics research. Groups will meet in the lobby of the ISC.

Wave Tank and Flume Demonstrations ISC: Room 20 Throughout the Day Experience the same hands-on-learning students enjoy every day! A wave tank is a giant sand box that holds sand, water and a wave generator. The flume is a model stream where experiments are conducted to observe the effects of water depth and velocity on sediment in the stream bed. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Groups will meet in the lobby of the ISC.



Saturday, October 17 Faculty Research Presentations: Block I ISC 9:00 - 11:00 a.m . Professors from various science disciplines will be available to discuss and explain the research they are currently conducting with their students. From the emerging field of gravitational lensing, to studying the escape practices of snails that carry schistosomiasis, to the effect of thermal conductivity on fault strengths and so much more. Geneseo faculty members will share their findings, methodologies and teaching strategies with visiting alumni.

Student Posters and Presentations (Newton Lobby) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Throughout the weekend, we will feature posters and presentations from the College's third annual GREAT Day celebration. GREAT Day - Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement & Talent - is a daylong showcase of students' work and research. Each year, more than 700 students representing all disciplines at the College participate in this program. On Saturday, students will be on hand to explain and discuss their research.

All Sciences Celebration ISC Lobby 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The All Sciences Celebration brings together Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences and Physics & Astronomy alumni, students, emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Join us in the ISC Lobby for great conversation, networking opportunities and updates on college news and events. Visit with your favorite professors and meet new faculty members. President Christopher C. Dahl will be on hand to discuss campus developments.

Faculty Research Presentations: Block II ISC 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit with more faculty members who are performing cutting-edge research in conjunction with current Geneseo undergraduates.

Geology Research on Conesus Lake Among many other options, alumni will have the opportunity to join Dr. Sid Bosch on his research boat at Conesus Lake. (Weather permitting.)

ISC Facility Tours Throughout the Day; tour times will be posted in the ISC lobby. Stop in and tour the new Integrated Science Center. The ISC provides an exceptional research and learning environment. The facility spans 105,000 square feet, featuring 17 instructional and 36 research labs, greenhouses with three attached labs, an optics laboratory, a rooftop astronomy observation deck and dome, a wave tank and flume, electron and confocal microscopes, and four environmental chambers. Additionally, the center also houses a particle accelerator for research and study.

Particle Accelerator Tours ISC: Room 127 Throughout the Day Tour our state-of-the-art accelerator and see how undergraduate students are using the accelerator, designed for materials analysis, in hands-on physics research. Groups will meet in the lobby of the ISC.

Wave Tank and Flume Demonstrations ISC: Room 20 Throughout the Day Experience the same hands-on-learning students enjoy every day! A wave tank is a giant sand box that holds sand, water and a wave generator. The flume is a model stream where experiments are conducted to observe the effects of water depth and velocity on sediment in the stream bed. Demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Groups will meet in the lobby of the ISC.

Register online for any or all of the events. We hope to see you on campus!
If you have any questions, please contact Becky Kelsch at (585)245-5519 or e-mail kelsch@geneseo.edu

 

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