Tag Archives: climate change

Real Climate GW Hosts Open House Friday, April 20

17 Apr

On Friday, April 20, Real Climate GW will host an open house from 3:00- 5:00 in the University Honors Program Clubhouse at 714 21st St. The event will showcase their achievements in making climate change real on The George Washington University campus and in the Foggy Bottom community.

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Ch-ch-ch-changes in climate

17 Apr

Join RealClimateGW this Friday from 3-5pm  in the UHP Club Room as they display the project they have been working on in Houston Miller’s class all year.

The students in this Scientific Reasoning and Discovery class have built a Carbon Dioxide Sensor post to display real time data of the carbon dioxide concentration in the air around the GW campus. The sensor will also have an interactive screen for visitors of the post to learn more about climate change and its significance.

Come on out from 3 to 5pm to explore the reality that is climate change!

Hurry, before climate changes again!

10 Apr

Next Friday, April 20, Houston Miller’s Scientific Reasoning and Discovery class will be hosting an Open House for Real Climate GW. The students, who have been building this “start-up company” since classes began in August, will showcase their work in building a carbon dioxide sensor post to educate the community about climate change.

Stop by the UHP townhouse in Foggy Bottom between 3 and 5pm to learn more about their work this year and possibly have a cookie.

Science and Policy of Climate Change

28 Oct
Here’s some info on what looks to be a pretty cool event — for all of you who read Hot, Flat, and Crowded, you especially will enjoy this.  Go check it out!

WHAT: Science and Policy of Climate Change

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:30-8:00 PM; program begins at 6:15 PM.

WHERE: The Front Page Restaurant, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA,
Located near Ballston Metro on the ground floor of the NSF building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

WHO: Mario J. Molina, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995

HOW: Special 1/2 price burgers start at 5:30 PM. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Short presentation begins at 6:15 PM. followed by Q&A
No science background required—only an interest!  Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to register online.

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Are humans really causing irreversible damage to the planet’s environment? How do we know the damage is due to human activity and not some other source? What is the scope of the damage and what are the repercussions for future generations? Dr. Molina will address how scientists measure the effect of human activities on the depletion of the ozone layer. He will also address how public policy might be used to prevent and repair future environmental damage to our planet.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Café is held each month on first Tuesdays at the Front Page in Arlington. Please go to www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/bsta and contribute. Help keep Café open and free to all!

COMING NEXT MONTH: December, 1, The Dawn of the Era of Personalized Medicine for Cancer Patients: Nanotechnology and Proteomics
Lance A. Liotta, MD, PhD and Emanuel F. Petricoin, PhD, Co-Directors, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

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