Community Forum in Chemistry, Fall 2017

 
 

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Windward Community College
45-720 Kea'ahala Road
Kane'ohe, Hawai‘i 96744


This project is coordinated by Leticia U. Colmenares Ph.D. Associate Professor in Chemistry - 236-9120. The forum is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section.


Picture of Charles “Chip” Fletcher, P.H.DClimate Change: Its Impact on Hawai‘i

by Charles Fletcher P.H.D

2:00-4:00 pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hale ‘Akoakoa 103 (view map of campus)

View the flyer (pdf)

Dr. Fletcher will discuss several aspects of climate change:

  • Extreme weather
  • Sea-level rise
  • Reef bleaching
  • Ecosystem impacts
  • Declining rainfall
  • El Niño
  • Hawai‘i’s weather system
  • Natural climate change
These topics will be discussed in an interactive question and answer format. This is free and open to the public.

Charles “Chip” Fletcher is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. He has published three books:

  1. Living on the Shores of Hawai‘i: Natural Hazards, the Environment, and Our Communities
  2. Physical Geology: The Science of Earth
  3. Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us

This forum is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section.


Picture of David Haymer, P.H.DThe Innocence Project and New DNA-Based Methods for Human Identification

by David Haymer P.H.D

1:00-2:00 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hale ‘Imiloa 111 (view map of campus)

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The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization aimed to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through the use of new DNA-based methods. DNA evidence is now commonly introduced in criminal investigations by both prosecuting and defense attorneys.

David Haymer obtained his PhD degree from Purdue University. Currently, he is a Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is the DNA consultant of the Hawaii chapter of the Innocence Project. He has over 25 years of experience with DNA analysis.

This forum is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section.


 

What is the Community Forum in Chemistry?  

• Its goal is to increase learning in chemistry for all students (and community members).

• A practicing professional discusses a chemistry related topic that is relevant to everyday lives.

• During the forum audience participate by asking questions, sharing views and comments.

• Serves as a bridge between classroom and real-world applications.

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Co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society
- Hawaii Section