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Fisher Lecture Series - "The Joy of Learning: Science is Fun!"

Event name: Fisher Lecture Series - "The Joy of Learning: Science is Fun!"
Date: April 5, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Massengill Auditorium
Sponsor: Chemistry Dept
Event Type: Speakers & Lectures
Description: Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri describes himself as a “scientist by training, teacher and public servant by trade, advocate by conviction, optimist by nature." In his “Science is Fun!” presentations, Dr. Shakhashiri finds an outlet for a fifth attribute: entertainer by avocation. By demonstrating how much fun science can be, Dr. Shakhashiri, in his role as advocate for science, seeks to impart the joy of discovery that has engaged young minds throughout history. This excitement, he believes in his role as optimist, will lure future generations to careers as researchers, entrepreneurs and teachers on whom the nation's continuing economic health and national security will depend. Just as importantly, he advocates the achievement of literacy in science, mathematics and technology among those who choose other pursuits. He believes it is essential for the well-being of our society that all citizens develop an understanding and an appreciation of science, the benefits of technology, and the potential risks associated with advances in both.
Contact: Shirlann Jones, 375-2441
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