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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series Opens 19th Season at Foothill College
October 13, 2018

The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College returned for a 19th season last week with a talk by Dr. Claire Max, a Bachmann Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California...

When Mars Was Like Earth: NASA’s Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at Foothill College

Selfie of the Curiosity Rover taken on Mars, via NASA
March 6, 2018

As part of the 18th Annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures series, Wednesday evening brought another speaker to the Smithwick Theater. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, a planetary scientist working at the NASA Jet...

STEM Center presents Machine Learning workshop

George Chen, a Rice University PhD student, has his heart and respiratory rates measured by a prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), as IBM Research Staff Member Jinho Lee, left, observes during a demonstration at the IBM
February 22, 2018

“Python and R are the number one and number two languages being used for machine learning. We try to simplify what we find on the web and apply it to our work here at Foothill College. Which ones do...

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse

Foothill viewing party celebrates rare blue moon eclipse
February 2, 2018

Last Wednesday morning before the sun rose, Foothill College held an event to view the lunar eclipse taking place between 4 and 6 A.M.  The college opened up their observatory to the public, and many...

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change

Agroecology: An Innovative Way of Farming Led by Cuba facing Climate Change
June 20, 2017

Cuba, much like the rest of the planet, is under direct threat from climate change. Sea levels, which are rising at an alarming rate due to human activity, as well as extreme weather, are all serious threats...

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

Clouds Blue Question Mark Red Background Sky
June 14, 2017

A physicist will be quick to point out that speed and velocity are not at all the same thing even though Merriam-Webster declares these words synonymous. When an ecologist uses the word cosmopolitan they...

Illustrating Anthropocene Impacts with Abstract Mathematics

Dawn in the Anthropocene
April 14, 2017

Let me paint a picture in your mind. Once upon a time, the major influencers on our planet were astronomical forcings, geophysical forcings, and internal dynamics. Throughout time, the three major influencers...

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