National Science Foundation Astronomer Carrie Black Speaks Sept. 4 at NVU-Johnson

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JOHNSON, VERMONT — National Science Foundation (NSF) astronomer Carrie Black will discuss her career and Vermont roots Sept. 4 in the first talk of the 25th annual Current Topics in Science Lecture Series at Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

The talks, all 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 Bentley Hall, are free for the public and coordinated by NVU-Johnson’s Department of Environmental and Health Sciences. The series runs through the fall semester. 

Black is a program director in the NSF’s Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division. Her talk is entitled “From Wolcott, Vermont, to Washington, D.C.: A Vermonter’s Adventures in Science.”

The other September speakers and topics include:

·         Sept. 11 — Nicholas Gotelli, University of Vermont biology professor, “Forecasting Nature: Ecological Experiments in a Time of Planetary Change”

·         Sept. 18 — Alvin Acerbo with the University of Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, “Using a Synchrotron X-ray Microprobe for Imaging and Microspectroscopy Research in Biology and Geochemistry”

·         Sept. 25 — David Allen, Middlebury College assistant biology professor, “What Drives Lyme Disease Risk in Vermont”   

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Jess Clarke for Northern Vermont University's Marketing and Communications Office
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:00pm