The 2017 High School Chemistry Awards event will be held onat Regis University, Claver Hall, Mountain View Room.
Speaker: Kathleen Schulz
Title of Kathleen's talk:
Celebrate – Enjoy the View from the Mountaintop!
Dr. Schulz will talk about the importance of celebrating achievements, looking at life as a succession of mountaintops and valleys. She will use stories of role models and mentors from her life and long career to discuss the power of celebrating by reflecting on who and what helped us reach the significant achievement mountaintops in our lives. She will encourage students and other attendees to reflect and similarly identify the important people and learnings from their significant achievements in the context of: Do (Work!) – Achieve – Celebrate – Move forward.
Menu: Mediterranean salad; vegetable antipasto; classic beef Bolognese lasagna; pasta bake with mushrooms, eggplant, fennel & alfredo; garlic parmesan bread; cannolis
Cost--Adults $20; students and siblings $10; honored student awardees are free
Time:Registration Dinner followed by talk and awards
Reservations by firstname.lastname@example.org Connie Gabel
A parking map for Regis is attached below. People should go in Entrance #4 off of Lowell Blvd. and park in the lot just inside that entrance (Lot 4 and near Claver Hall)
Where: Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO bohemianbiergarten.com
The Café meets in the back room
When: May 8th (2nd Monday in May), Join us at 5:30 PM to socialize, talk at 6:00 pm
Molecules of Monogamy, Zoe Donaldson, PhD
Assistant Professor, MCDB & Psychology/Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder
Whether monogamy is natural for humans has been a topic of conversation at dinner parties for more than a century. But what is “monogamy?” From a scientific sense, monogamy refers to a social organization that is hallmarked by the formation of a selective preference for a particular individual, defensive guarding of that individual, and biparental care of offspring. Humans often meet these criteria, and historically monogamy has been one of the organizational systems we have employed in society. Importantly, though, we would not even have the ability to be monogamous if we did not have brains that were capable of these behavioral traits. Thus, the question, is how does nature build a monogamous brain capable of forming selective attachments? After discussing the history of human social organization and reasons to be monogamous, this talk will focus on a particular hormone, oxytocin, which is integral for bonding in both monogamous prairie voles. We will further explore the question of what this hormone does in humans, and how we can go from understanding the molecules of monogamy to treating disorders characterized by abnormal social behavior, such as autism.
Dr. Zoe Donalson, Assistant Professor • Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE • MOLECULAR CELLULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY • CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Café Scientifique Boulder is jointly sponsored by the CU chapter of Sigma Xi and COACS, the Colorado Chapter of the American Chemical Society
for additional details visit the webpages and/or contact:
Sigma Xi’s Tammy Maldonado Tammy.Maldonado@colorado.edu
or COACS Councilor Susan Batenhorst email@example.com