Maria Mitchell Association – Science Speaker Series Summer 2020
The Maria Mitchell Association continues to inspire by offering valuable education in the sciences that are available to you! This past summer, they held their popular Science Speaker Series. It included various environmental scientists presenting discussions about ocean biology, cosmic radio bursts, coastal resilience, forming a habitable planet, green crabs, and much more!
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Jack Dubinsky 6/5/20
MMA Aquarium Director Jack Dubinsky’s talk entitled Lovely Oceans: A discussion of the fascinating reproductive biology and contemporary issues affecting procreation in marine organisms.
MMA Staff Presentation and Community Conversation on #ShutDownSTEM and #Strike4BlackLives on 6/11/20
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. Meredith MacGregor 6/18/20
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring MMA Research Fellow Jay Chittidi on 6/25/20
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. JJ Hermes on 7/2/20
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. Jennifer Karberg on 7/9/20
Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Research Program Supervisor at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation engaged in a talk called “Nantucket Coastal Resilience: Importance and Function of Natural Buffers.”
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. Melania Nynka on 7/16/20
Dr. Melania Nynka, a Research Scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, engaged in a talk entitled “Satellites and Science: Building, Launching, and Using the NuSTAR X-ray Observatory.”
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. Andrea Dutton on 7/23/20
Dr. Andrea Dutton, professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and world-renowned expert on past climate and sea-level change, shared a talk entitled “Reimagining Coastal Landscapes in an Era of Sea-Level Rise.”
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Maria Mitchell Observatory NSF-REU Interns on 8/6/20
Maria Mitchell Observatory NSF-REU Interns Devon Barros, Kiana Burton, Sarah Graber, A. Granados, Andrea Mejia, and Natalie Villanueva presented their summer research projects in astrophysics.
MMA 2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring James Elliot 8/13/20
Greencrabs.org’s Science Communications Advisor, James Elliot, gave a talk entitled “Life History and Population Dynamics of Green Crabs” as part of the inaugural Nantucket Green Crab Week – a Maria Mitchell Association and Nantucket Land Council event.
2020 Science Speaker Series Presentation Featuring Dr. Danielle Perry and Alexandra Vecchio 8/17/20
Dr. Danielle Perry, Climate Change Adaptation Ecologist at Mass Audubon, and Alexandra Vecchio, Climate Change Program Director at Mass Audubon, gave a talk entitled “Nature’s Value In Solving Our Climate Crisis.”