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Events Calendar

  • Dr. Leonard J. Buckley - Science & National Security

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    HILL CONFERENCE ROOM, LEBOW ENGINEERING 240 31st & Market Streets

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    • Staff

    Leonard J. Buckley will present "Science and National Security" on Wednesday, November 1st at 11:00 AM in Hill Conference Room, LeBow Engineering, 240 (31st & Market Streets). Abstract: Science impacts everything in life including the security of our nation. There are many opportunities where scientific analysis can provide an un-biased perspective for national security. These perspectives are often used by government sponsors in their decision-making processes. Basic science provides the ground truth for tomorrow’s technology. This seminar will present a brief description of IDA and some examples of recent scientific assessments that were performed for DoD. Examples of these areas will include nuclear science, understanding the limits of sensor systems, performance and effectiveness of non-lethal weapons, and blast physics. In addition some thoughts on future areas of high interest to the national security community such as genome engineering, ubiquitous sensing, and the topic of the bio-electronic interface as it impacts the warfighter will be briefly addressed.

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  • Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities CCRUN Seminar

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Hill Conference Room Room 240, LeBow Engineering Center 31st and Market Streets Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Everyone

    "Stewardship and Engagement" Erika S. Svendsen, Ph.D., Research Social Scientist, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. This demographic shift creates a host of new opportunities, but also some new risks, especially given the challenges posed by climatic extremes. This timely seminar focuses attention on these issues, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address them. the focus of the CCRUN seminar series is on urban solutions to global problems associated with increasing temperature and sea level rise, precipitation variability, and greenhouse gas emissions. We are interested in the implications of such changes on the complex infrastructure of intensely developed landscapes, and on the health, well-being, and vulnerability of the people who live in them. The seminar on November 1, 2017 will focus on stewardship and engagement. Experts in the field will present their research. Following the presentations, there will be a question and answer session.

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