Events in Region 1
Topics in Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series
May 10, 2001
The next presentation in the Topics in Regenerative Medicine lecture series at Sacramento State will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 pm in the University Union Ballroom III. This is the fourth and final lecture on regenerative medicine to be held this academic year. The title of the talk is “To Each His Own: How engineers, scientists and doctors are using your own cells to create personalized stem cell medicine” presented by John Chapman, Ph.D., President and Founder, Stem Cell Partners, LLC and Adjunct Professor, Sacramento State Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Chapman will describe how treatment with autologous stem cells offers potential benefits beyond those of standard medical care, including the potential for repair and/or regeneration of damaged organs. Autologous cell therapy is at the forefront of the emerging field of regenerative medicine. In autologous therapy, a patient’s own cells are the therapeutic agent for treating serious diseases and injuries. The most common sources of therapeutic cells are blood, bone marrow and, surprisingly, fat tissue. Cellular therapy presents exciting challenges and opportunities for engineers and scientists to work with physicians to create new tools to remove, purify, expand, activate and deliver cell products.
Presented by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Excellence, the Topics in Regenerative Medicine lectures are funded through a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant in collaboration with the UC Davis Stem Cell Program.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at http://www.csus.edu/stem/eventsRegenSecond.stm. Directions and a parking permit can be found on the postcard link on the site. Questions can be directed to The Center for STEM Excellence at (916) 278-2789 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information on the Topics in Regenerative Medicine lecture series, contact Dr. Thomas Peavy at email@example.com.
350 Home and Garden Challenge
GROW MORE, USE LESS
May 14 – 15, 2011
On May 14 and 15, thousands of people across Sonoma County will rise to the challenge of creating a more sustainable community. Our goal is to create 1000 actions to grow food, conserve water and save energy on that weekend. We were able to create 628 garden actions in 2010, and now we have added the home energy component to make our impact even bigger! Some ideas to consider are: transform your lawn into a food garden (many cities offer cash for grass rebate incentives), plant a row for the hungry, switch to drip irrigation, unplug energy zapping appliances, conduct a school energy reduction challenge, weatherize your home or school. If you are worried about summer maintenance, try hooking up with a local environmental organization or contacting the North Bay Conservation Corps’ Project Regeneration Program. This May, make a commitment to include gardens, homegrown food, and energy resources in your school’s curriculum….or take on a challenge at home to be a part of this movement! Register your project at dailyacts.org or go to the website to learn more. We need your help to make a difference! (707) 789-9664.
by Michelle French
Since the public reviews of the Next Generation Science Standards have come to a close, like many primary teachers, I’ve been wondering what science will look like in kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms. Learn More…
“SOL Grotto, 2012. 1368 glass tubes, paint. Fabrication: Matarozzi Pelsinger, Rael San Fratello Architects. SOL Grotto is a contemporary take on a grotto or Throeau’s cabin – a spartan retreat that is a space of solitude and close to nature – where one is presented with a mediated experience of water, coolness and light. The SOL Grotto also explores Solyndra’s role as a company S#@t Out of Luck. 1,368 of the 24 million high tech glass tubes destined to be destroyed as a casualty of their bankruptcy, are used in the installation. The tube’s original role as a light concentrating element is extended to transmit cool air into the space via the Venturi effect, to amplify sounds from the adjacent waterfall via the vibrations of the tubes cantilevering over the creek, and to create distorted views of the garden. The form of the electric blue array evokes Plato’s Allegory of the Cave where shadows, light and sounds can call reality into question.”
Responses from Readers:
Peter A’Hearn: Rush hour in little blue circle land.
by Valerie Joyner
Congratulations to CSTA member and STEM Educator, Katherine Schenkelberg, of West High School, in Torrance, CA! Katherine was recently awarded one of the 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. An appointed panel of experts selected her for her innovative use of data-collection technology. “The use of data-collection technology in the classroom helps foster students’ interest in STEM education and provides them with engaging, hands-on opportunities for scientific investigation,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “For ten years Vernier and NSTA have recognized innovative STEM educators through this award and this year’s winners are no exception – their projects and programs truly utilize the power of data-collection technology as part of the teaching and learning process.” Learn More…
by Tim Williamson
Members of the California Science Teachers Association are now in the process of voting for qualified CSTA members to fill the seven openings on the CSTA Board of Directors for the 2013-2015 term.
The election is being conducted electronically and opened for voting on April 16, 2013. Voting will close on May 16, 2013. All CSTA members were sent links to the online ballot. Members for whom we do not have current email addresses or who request a paper ballot have been mailed a ballot and candidate statements. Learn More…