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Science in Action

During each semester, the Science in Action Lecture Series is held every two weeks on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Building 7, Room 7106.

This biweekly 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 Ana Gutierrez-Gamez.

Spring 2019 Lecture Schedule

Jan. 20, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Bridges to Baccalaureate Program

Steve Weinstein, Associate Professor - Biology, Director of Bridges to Baccalaureate Program; San Francisco State University

Learn about how to find and apply for summer research opportunities through the Bridges to Baccalaureate program at San Francisco State University.

Feb. 27, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Aerospace Engineering

Marco Hinojosa, MS Candidate - Aeronautics and Astronautics; Stanford University

From planes to drones to satellites and everything in between, Marco Hinojosa shares his experience as a first generation college student working in the aviation and aerospace industry.

Mar. 12, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Mar. 27, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Women in STEM Panel

Women in STEM share their experiences in their various fields, lessons they have learned along the way and what drives them to do the work they do

Apr. 9, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Genetic Counseling

Julia Becker, CU- Stanislaus

Julia, a former student at Skyline College, will be sharing her passion for genetic counseling. Her talk will include how she discovered this field, what to do to prepare for graduate school, and a chance to learn more about what a genetic counselor does.

Apr. 24, 2019

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Natural Disasters Happen

Carina Anttila-Suarez, Skyline College

Carina Anttila-Suarez, professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Skyline College, discusses local natural disasters and how they affect the world around us. 

May 7, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Carlos Segura, Student Researcher, NIH Student Researcher; San Francisco State University

Roberto Carlos will be sharing his path through undergraduate education, his research experiences, and current opportunities that are available for students at Skyline College. As a student researcher at San Francisco State University, Carlos has worked towards understanding organelle regulation in budding yeast using microscopy image analysis.