"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics" will be presented by David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and editor of "The North American Review," has been selected by Omega Rho to give this year's Sigma Tau Delta Lecture. The title of the lecture is "How Poetry Will Save Your Life." The lecture is sponsored by the Omega Rho (UNI) chapter of the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. All are welcome.
Mary Skopec, executive director of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: Regents Resource Center, will lead a discussion on water quality in Iowa, "Status and Trends in Iowa's Water Quality: Our Challenges and Opportunities." Located on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in Northwest Iowa, Lakeside Lab is an Iowa Board of Regents campus dedicated to education of post-secondary students, research on aquatic systems and terrestrial landscapes, and community engagement on environmental topics.
Ryan Schmidt, land stewardship director for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss "Considering Agricultural Lands in the Process of Restoration.” This event is free and open to the public.
Come one, come all! Need some play in your life? Come hang out with UNI SAVE and the Interpreters Theatre! We will be showcasing work from our week of workshops. Through performance, we will explore making art and community and play.
The 2017 Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture will be given by Rachel Levy, professor of mathematics and associate dean for faculty development at Harvey Mudd College. The Title of the lecture is "Fluid Adventures: Where Mathematics Meets Art."
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition, a series of five competitive physics events for students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics-related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition.
Join the Iowa Organic Association for its Organic Transition Workshop. Farmers and extension agents will walk through the economics of organic transition, weed management, crop insurance and more. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by Iowa Organic Association and UNI Center for Environment and Energy Education.
The Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
Sunkoo Yuh, Hearst Lectures Series visiting artist, will demonstrate how he makes his figurative ceramic sculpture from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4:45p.m. All are welcome.