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Academy Research Day

Friday, October 11, 2019

3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Please join us for the Academy Research Day as Academy scientists share their remarkable discoveries.

Hear brief, engaging presentations on the diversity of science and future directions.

Stop by for one or more sessions throughout the day.

Click here to download the Academy Research Day Flyer for the full schedule of talks.

Questions? Please contact Jenna Ansbro,

Academy Research Day Schedule:

9:15-9:30 a.m. Opening remarks from Vice President of Academy Science David Velinsky

9:30-10:00 a.m. Keynote address by Senior Fellow Bob Peck Alexander von Humboldt and The Invention of Nature

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

Session 1: History of Science
10:15-10:45 a.m.

Rivers, Humans, and Microbes: Ruth Patrick's Limnological Approach to Measuring the Health of Ecological Systems
Lloyd Ackert

A Brief History of Academy Ornithology
Matt Halley

Now Open the Doors: Natural History Museums in "Victorian" Japan
Paul Callomon

10:45-11:00 a.m. Panel discussion, Q&A Discussion leader: Bob Peck

11:00-11:15 a.m. Break

Session 2: New Directions
11:15-12:15 p.m.

A New Project on the Coevolution of Birds and Their Parasites: What Can It Teach Us About the General Principles of Host-Parasite Interactions?
Jason Weckstein

Understanding the Environmental Risks of 'Forever Chemicals'
Marie Kurz

Environmental DNA: A Tool for Monitoring Biodiversity
Mariangeles Arce H.

Developing Digital Tools for Change
Lin Perez

EngWINS - Engaging Women in Engineering: Training Mentors to Make a Difference
Jacquie Genovesi and Ayana Allen

12:15-12:30 p.m. Panel discussion, Q&A Discussion leader: Meg Clifton North

12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45-2 p.m. Remarks by President Scott Cooper

Session 3: Connections: Science and Society
2-2:45 p.m.

Watersheds, Communities, and Environmental Stressors
Stefanie Kroll

3-D Specimen Digitization
Kyle Luckenbill

Legacy Assets: Once You Got 'Em, Then What?
Fred Mullison

Science and Literacy for Success
Mariah Romaninsky

2:45-3 p.m. Panel discussion, Q&A Discussion leader: Jennifer Sontchi

2:45-3:15 p.m. Break

Session 4: Earth Systems
3:15-4 p.m.

Yellowstone and Other Volcanoes
Loyc Vanderkluysen

Bioko Island Studies in Seismology: Wait This Island is a Volcano?
Amanda Lough

Blue Carbon on a Changing Coast
Johannes Krause

Bringing "Dark Data" Into the Light: Digitizing the Academy's Cenozoic Eastern Pacific Invertebrate Collections
Kathryn Estes-Smargiassi

4-4:15 p.m. Panel discussion, Q&A Discussion leader: Ted Daeschler

4:15-4:30 p.m. Closing remarks from President Scott Cooper

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