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Artificial Intelligence for Science

  • March 18, 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

2019-2020 STEMinar Series

The STEMinar Series consists of a variety of talks related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics. These talks are FREE and open to the public and take place throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Pre-registration is required. Please Register Here or contact Continuing Education with questions or to register by phone at (630) 942-2208. For more information about each talk, see below.

Using Math to Treat Cancer

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
4:30 to 6 p.m., Free
STEM-0001-191
Student Resource Center (SRC)
Room 2000

Trachette L. Jackson, Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan

It is an exciting time to work in the interdisciplinary field of Mathematical Oncology. Even TIME magazine agrees that, "A team-based, cross disciplinary approach to cancer research is upending tradition and delivering results faster." Mathematical and computational modeling approaches have been applied to every aspect of tumor growth from mutation acquisition to treatment response. Join us as we highlight insights from mathematical approaches that have shed light on critical questions associated with tumor progression and targeted therapeutics. 

Pre-registration is required. Please Register Here or contact Continuing Education with questions or to register by phone at (630) 942-2208.  

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
7:30 to 9 p.m., Free
Student Resource Center (SRC)
Room 2000

Joseph DalSanto, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, College of DuPage

The historic New Horizons flyby mission to Pluto in 2015 was an astonishing success. What have we learned of this small, cold, distant world and its moons? How has this mission changed our understanding of small worlds? And what did New Horizons see on its follow-up visit to the much smaller "Ultima Thule" in January 2019? These unprecedented encounters have opened the outer solar system to our eyes for the very first time. Join us for an exciting, updated overview!

This talk is free as part of the Sage Series but requires pre-registration. To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208. 

Artificial Intelligence for Science

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 
4:30 to 6 p.m., Free
STEM-0001-201
Student Resource Center (SRC)
Room 2000

Prasanna Balaprakash, Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

What is Artificial Intelligence? How can it revolutionize scientific discovery? Join us as Argonne computer scientist Prasanna Balaprakash explains the development, role, and importance of AI in science, our understanding of the world, and the development of beneficial, advanced technologies. 

Pre-registration is required. Please Register Here or contact Continuing Education with questions or to register by phone at (630) 942-2208.

The View from Earth: 400 Years of Astronomical Discovery

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
7:30 to 9 p.m., Free
Student Resource Center (SRC)
Room 2000

Joseph DalSanto, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, College of DuPage

Humans have always looked up at the night sky and wondered. But the invention of the telescope 400 years ago completely changed our view of the cosmos. This presentation will provide an overview of the numerous, incredible discoveries such as planets, stars, and galaxies made possible by the most important astronomical invention ever created.

This talk is free as part of the Sage Series but requires pre-registration. To register, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208. 


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