Daytona State to kick off STEM seminar series Sept. 4


The School of Physical and Biological Sciences at Daytona State College announces its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) seminar series for fall 2013. It will be free and open to the public.

“The seminars are designed to raise awareness of STEM and how these areas affect daily life; everyone is welcome,” said professor Gajendra Tulsian, who holds a Ph.D. and MBA.

The first talk will offer a discussion of number theory and the field of discrete mathematics:

The Growing Influence of Paul Erdos – a Legend of 20th Century Mathematics, presented by Alladi Krishnaswami, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics, University of Florida. Krishnaswami received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California and has been teaching at UF since 1986.

The one-hour seminar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, starting at 5 p.m. in the Madorsky Theater, located in the Hossieni Center (Bldg. 1200), on the Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Series schedule
The STEM seminar series continues throughout the fall, each held at 5 p.m. at the above location:

•Sept. 18 – Trying to Think Big in Conservation? Space, Time and Ambition – Reed Noss, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida

•Oct. 2 – Contaminants of Emerging Concern in our Environment – Nancy Denslow, Director, Protein Chemistry and Molecular Biomarkers Core Facility, University of Florida

•Oct. 16 – Research Computing Infrastructure in the State of Florida – Erik Deumens, Department of Physics, University of Florida

•Oct. 30 – Exploring the Architecture of Sound – Gary W. Siebein, School of Architecture, University of Florida

•Nov. 6 – Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development – Hartmut Derendorf, Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Florida

•Nov. 20 – Tick Tock, Tick Tock – How Embryos Tell Time – Mark Q. Martindale, Professor and Director, Whitney Laboratory, University of Florida

•Dec. 4 – Emerging Pathogens – J. Glenn Morris Jr., Professor and Director, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida

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