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Upcoming Event

Superheroes and Their New Clothes

A screening of The Incredibles 2 will follow a talk by materials engineer Dr. Ricardo Castro. Come get your questions about the science behind superhero outfits answered!

Saturday, February 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rock Hall

To attend, please RSVP at

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Past Events

Animal Biotechnology: A Tool for Good or Evil?

World-renowned animal scientist Dr. Alison Van Eenenaam (UC Davis Department of Animal Science) gave a talk about the science behind genetic engineering, which was followed by a screening of the film Okja.  Her talk is available from Aggie Video. (November 4, 2017)

Alison Van Eenenaam

The "Lasers" of Star Wars

Professor Kyle Crabtree gives a talk on why a “laser” gun isn’t a laser, how a real laser works, and the cool ways scientists use lasers in their research. (February 25, 2017)