Monday, August 3, 2009

First Annual Brian O'Connell Lecture

First Annual Brian O'Connell Lecture
May 6th, 2009

NASA Scientist to Speak

Dr. Susan Hoban, Senior Research Scientist for the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences and Research Center, will present a lecture entitled "From STEM to Stern(e): Actually, It Was the Other Way Around - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education today." Dr. Hoban holds the Ph.D. in astronomy and has conducted research in commentary science at Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition to articles in scientific journals, she has also published "Irish Pubs Across America." She has a particular interest in contributing to the STEM foundation of our nation's K-12 educators.

This lecture will be held on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center, Philbrick-Camp Room on the CCSU campus and is part of the activities for the International Year of Astronomy. It is the first of an annual series of lectures in memory of Professor Brian O'Connell of the CCSU Computer Science and Philosophy Departments and is sponsored by Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics & Earth Sciences Departments, and Institutional Advancement.

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