Thursday, January 23
Nepal: Or What I Did on My Summer Vacation
Tuesday, February 4
Helping Students Reduce Test Anxiety
Geospatial Technologies Help Create New Visions of the Past: New Views of the Chacoan Landscape
Nepal is an astoundingly diverse country, both in landscape and population. I will talk about my travels through the lowlands in the wet season and trek to the hidden mountain kingdom of Mustang.
Science and mathematics are areas of study and knowledge which transcend cultures, geography and time periods. We explore a fascinating thread of scientific inquiry that connects the technologies of today to work done by mathematicians in ancient Greece. Come learn about the amazing properties of conic sections - the geometric curves we call circles, ellipses, parabolas and hyperbolas - and their many applications.
A highlight of recent research being conducted on the Chaco Anasazi landscape, and new insights revealed from that research. The use of advanced computer technologies is enabling the rebuilding and visualization of the pre-Columbian landscape piece by piece. The presentation will highlight how these technologies are enabling researchers to document and visualize these valuable cultural resources in ways that are simply not possible using traditional methods.