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Subject: {Disarmed} [scitechcafe-a] SciTech Cafe, Dec 5: Ecological
Management with Remote Sensing
From:    "Kathy Aidala" <kaidala@mtholyoke.edu>
Date:    Wed, November 30, 2016 12:14 am
To: xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx
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What do forest fires, Lyme disease and the Asian Longhorn Beetle have in
common?  Scientists can use remote sensing techniques to track and model
them to predict their spread, aiding us in ecological management. 
Join us
as Professor Thomas Millette shares how technology and spatial modeling
tools have changed how we live.

Please help us advertise (and please come!), forwarding the announcement
below to any who may be interested.   All are very much welcome (kids,
college students, your parents).  You'll learn something if you come. 
And
you might win a prize!  Please check out our website with videos of some
past events, www.scitechcafe.org  <http://www.scitechcafe.org/> and
like us
on Facebook! <http://www.facebook.com/SciTechCafe>.  *Please note our new
location, Union Station in Northampton (yes, there is ample parking for
all!).*

Hope to see you there!

Kathy

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SciTech Cafe is pleased to present the monthly discussion series: A
scientist walks into a bar...and predicts your next move.

Monday, December 5th
6pm
*Union Station, Northampton *
*Remote Sensing: *
*A Tool for Ecological Management*

   - *When an Asian Longhorn Beetle lands in Worcester, how long will it
   take to reach Northampton?*
   - *How is remote sensing used to predict the next Lyme disease high
risk
   area?*
   - *What tools are being used to predict movements?*
   - *How does remote sensing impact your firewood?*
   - *Is there anything that moves across the earth that scientist
canâ??t
   model?*

Thomas Millette <https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/geology/tmillett> is a
professor of geography at Mount Holyoke College
<http://www.mtholyoke.edu>.
His research has included using satellite and GIS data to study the
causes,
nature, and impact of land-cover change and forest degradation in the
Middle Mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the mangrove forests of
the
Sundarbans of northeast India, and on the Lake Champlain Basin of
Vermont,
New York, and Southern Quebec.
Please bring a friend and join us as we enjoy light appetizers, lively
conversations, prizes and brilliant minds. This is an
inclusive, family-friendly event and people of all walks of life are
invited.  *Admission is FREE!*

*Upcoming SciTech Cafe events:*

   - *December 5th: *Remote Sensing and the Asian Longhorned Beetle
   Thomas Millette
   <https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/facultyprofiles/thomas_millette>,
   Professor of Geography, Mount Holyoke College


   - *January 23rd: *Robotics
   Joydeep Biswas <https://www.cics.umass.edu/person/biswas-joydeep>,
   Professor of Computer Science, UMass


   - *February 27th: *You're never too old to play in the sandbox
   Kerstin Nordstrom <http://kerstinnordstrom.com/>, Professor of
Physics,
   Mount Holyoke College


   - *March 27th: *A Quantum Mechanic's Approach to Next Generation
   Electronics
   Joe Checkelsky <http://checkelsky.mit.edu/>, Professor of Physics, MIT


   - *April 24th: *Topic TBD
   Amos Winter <http://web.mit.edu/awinter/www/>, Professor of Mechanical
   Engineering, MIT
   Director of Global Engineering and Research Lab


   - *May 22nd: *Information Retrieval
   Lisa Ballesteros
   <https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/facultyprofiles/lisa_ballesteros>,
   Professor of Computer Science, Mount Holyoke

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What do forest fires, Lyme disease and the Asian Longhorn Beetle have in common?  Scientists can use remote sensing techniques to track and model them to predict their spread, aiding us in ecological management.  Join us as Professor Thomas Millette shares how technology and spatial modeling tools have changed how we live.

Please help us advertise (and please come!), forwarding the announcement below to any who may be interested.   All are very much welcome (kids, college students, your parents).  You'll learn something if you come.  And you might win a prize!  Please check out our website with videos of some past events, MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.scitechcafe.org" claiming to be www.scitechcafe.org  and like us on Facebook!.  Please note our new location, Union Station in Northampton (yes, there is ample parking for all!).

Hope to see you there!

Kathy

************************************************************************************************

SciTech Cafe is pleased to present the monthly discussion series: A scientist walks into a bar...and predicts your next move.

Monday, December 5th
6pm
Union Station, Northampton 

! Remote Sensing:
A Tool for Ecological Management
  • When an Asian Longhorn Beetle lands in Worcester, how long will it take to reach Northampton?
  • How is remote sensing used to predict the next Lyme disease high risk area?
  • What tools are being used to predict movements?
  • How does remote sensing impact your firewood? 
  • Is there anything that moves across the earth that scientist canâ??t model?

Thomas Millette is a professor of geography at Mount Holyoke College. His research has included using satellite and GIS data to study the causes, nature, and impact of land-cover change and forest degradation in the Middle Mountains of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans of northeast India, and on the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York, and Southern Quebec.

Please bring a friend and join us as we enjoy light appetizers, lively conversations, prizes and brilliant minds. This is an inclusive, family-friendly event and people of all walks of life are invited.  Admission is FREE!

Upcoming SciTech Cafe events:

  • December 5th: Remote Sensing and the Asian Longhorned Beetle
    Thomas Millette, Professor of Geography, Mount Holyoke College
  • January 23rd: ! Robotics
    Joydeep Biswas, Professor of Computer Science, UMass
  • February 27th: You're never too old to play in the sandbox 
    Kerstin Nordstrom, Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College
  • March 27th: A Quantum Mechanic's Approach to Next Generation Electronics
    Joe Checkelsky, Professor of Physics, MIT
  • April 24th: Topic TBD
    Amos Winter, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
    Director of Global Engineering and Research Lab
  • May 22nd: Information Retrieval
    Lisa Ballesteros, Professor of Computer Science, Mount Holyoke 

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