January 30, 2018
Why Volunteer for Citizen Science? Because You Can Monitor Local Frog Populations Too!
Barbara Foster, FrogWatch Regional Coordinator, Reptile Curator of Greenville Zoo
Modern Drug Discovery in the Pharmaceutical Industry and at Furman University
A presentation and discussion on how modern pharmaceuticals are developed, why many drugs are very expensive, and the contributions Furman undergraduates are making in the development of new chemotherapeutics.
Brian Goess, Chemistry, Furman University
This Is Your Brain on Food
This presentation will discuss the obesity epidemic and the biological effects of obesity and/or consumption of a high fat diet on the body with particular emphasis on neurobiological effects. Recent research about the biology of obesity and data from Dr. Freeman’s laboratory will also be presented. Specifically, the presentation will include data that links consumption of a high fat diet to cognitive decline during aging. Potential mechanisms of action will be discussed with supporting data.
Linnea Freeman, Biology and Neuroscience, Furman University
The Dig Greenville Project
A discussion of the 1.5 mile long tunnel being built underneath downtown Greenville, which will serve as the catch basin for the majority of the county for the next 100 years. At $46 million, it is the largest sanitation project in Upstate history.
Graham Rich, Executive Director of Renewable Water Resources, Greenville’s wastewater treatment service district
Venkat N. Krovi, Michelin Endowed Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation
Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research