SSU Science Symposium
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School of Science and Technology
May 7, 2013
Green Music Center
The School of Science and Technology is hosting the SSU Science Symposium on May 7, 2013 at the Green Music Center. The symposium features talks by Science 121 students, a poster session showcasing the scholarship and achievements of students in the School of Science and Technology as well as collaborations across disciplines and with community partners as part of the WATERS Collaborative, a reception with buffet and a keynote talk by scientist and author Ransom Stephens.
Schedule (Symposium Program)
- (4:00-6:00 pm Talks by the new Science 120 freshman year cohort)
- Beginning at 6 pm, the Symposium is open to ALL SSU students, staff and members of the public.
- 6:00 pm General Welcome and Comments (President, Provost, and SST Dean) followed by Reception with Food
- 6:15 pm Poster session by SST students, community partners, and cross campus collaborators (including Waters collaboration)
- 7:00-8:00 pm Keynote talk by scientist and author Ransom Stephens
Beginning at 6 pm, the Symposium is open to ALL SSU students, staff and members of the public.
Keynote Talk: Your Pursuit of Greatness in a Technical World
Description: A perspective-altering argument for why you are obligated to pursue your greatest ambition and how to go about it. Geared for STEM-savvy audiences, we consider the various timescales of existence, luck as a random process, and the fractal structure of challenge all illustrated by a topic from the trenches of Silicon Valley technology development: Analysis of and hypothesis testing in large data sets.
About the Speaker: Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., is a physicist, science writer, novelist, and technologist. The author of over 300 articles on impossible subjects like quantum physics and parenting teens, he was on the team that discovered the top quark, led a team of engineers in solving signal integrity problems that enabled technology only now emerging, and is the author of two novels, the techno-thrillers The God Patent (47North) and The Sensory Deception (Aug-2013 from 47 North).
Directions and Parking
The Science Festival is hosted at the Green Music Center on the Sonoma State Campus.
Directions to Sonoma State University Campus
From the SSU Maps page, please locate the north entrance of campus.
Direction to the Green Music Center: Select Green Music Center in "Go to location".
Parking: Parking permits are required on the day of the event and can be purchased at any of the parking kiosks on campus. Parking for the day is $5.
The SSU Science Symposium is made possible by a Green Music Center Academic Integration Grant and is supported by the School of Science and Technology and the WATERS Collaborative.