RSVP - Science at Breakfast
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Breakfast at 7:00 a.m.
Lecture at 7:30 a.m.
The Crocker Science Center: A Catalyst for New Research and Education in the College of Science
Jordan Gerton, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education
The historic George Thomas Building, located on President's Circle in the heart of campus, is now being adapted and expanded into the Crocker Science Center, a unique teaching and research facility. The primary mission of the Crocker Science Center's primary mission is to produce the next generations of interdisciplinary scholars, teachers and scientists capable of tackling the complex scientific problems and issues of the future. The key educational spaces will help centralize students, both major and non-major, in a creative environment where science is on display, and the facility is intended to help students and visitors better appreciate and understand the process and practice of science. A core philosophy of the building design and operation is to shed light on the various interfaces inherent in the study and practice of science – between formal education and research; between scientific disciplines; between students and faculty; between practitioners and the public – to break down barriers and foster a more inclusive, integrated approach to science education and research.