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Science in Action

During each semester, the Science in Action Lecture Series is held every Monday at 4:30 p.m. in Building 7, Room 7106.

This weekly series is presented in partnership with the San Francisco State University Bridges to Baccalaureate Program, the Skyline College Science and Math Division, and the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA).

The lecture series is free and open to the public. The topics vary and are geared not only towards science, but the entire college experience, so we encourage non-science students to attend. Attendance confirmation slips will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on the Science in Action Lecture Series, please contact Nick Kapp, or Alana Utsumi.

Spring 2018 Lecture Schedule

January 22, 2018

First Science in Action Meeting for Spring 2018

Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, PhD; Interim Vice-President of Instruction, Skyline College

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza has more than fifteen years of experience as an educator in the California Community College system.  Her career started at Pasadena City College in 2002 before she took a tenured position at San Bernardino Valley College. While a tenured counseling faculty member, she also taught Psychology. Most recently, as the Dean of Academic Support and Learning Technologies at College of San Mateo, she led transformative programs and initiatives in support of student achievement. Currently, she is the Interim Vice President of Instruction at Skyline College.

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza began her educational journey at El Camino College. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University. She currently serves as secretary of the Umoja Community Education Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Investment Project (HIP) Housing.  

January 29, 2018

Bruce Greenstein; Bay Area Deputy Sector Navigator for Energy, Construction & Utilities

Bruce Greenstein is a Tenured Professor, Building Performance Contractor, Graphic Designer and Musician.  He joined the Skyline College faculty in 2010 to help create an energy-efficiency/sustainability program, develop curriculum, and teach courses.  In the years since, he has constructed a fully functional Residential House Model, an Insulation Blow Room, a BPI Test Center, created new courses, and was instrumental in the development of Certificate and Associate Degree programs for the new Energy Systems Technology Management department.  His efforts have not gone un-noticed; Bruce is the recipient of the 2013 Sustainability in Education Award presented by Sustainable San Mateo.  Bruce “practices what he preaches” as the Founder and President of Impact Energy, Inc., a general-contracting firm specializing in energy & water efficiency for the built environment.  Currently, Bruce is working for the California Community College Chancellors Office as the Deputy Sector Navigator for Energy, Construction & Utilities in the Bay Area.

February 5, 2018  
February 12, 2018  
February 19, 2018 President's Day Holiday - NO LECTURE
February 26, 2018  
March 5, 2018  
March 12, 2018  
March 19, 2018  
March 26, 2018 Spring Break Holiday - NO LECTURE
April 2, 2018  
April 9, 2018  
April 16, 2018  
April 23, 2018  
April 30, 2018  
May 7, 2018