Saturdays are for science at Towson University

Einstein, reptiles, space and cyber security among this season's offerings

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 19, 2012 )—The Towson University Willard Hackerman Academy of Science and Mathematics has announced its spring line up for Saturday Morning Science.

This weekend series is held on Towson's campus throughout the academic year, and features presentations, performances and demonstrations that excite the mind and spark the imagination of audiences young and old.

Events are held on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon in Smith Hall 326. Targeted for students of all ages, the speakers share the excitement of modern discoveries in mathematics and science in a program that is both free and open to the public.

This spring, the Saturday Morning Science program offers the following topics:

Program Topic and Speaker
Jan. 21
"Reptiles: Diversity in Scale" with Richard Anderson, Snyder Foundation for Animals
Jan. 28

"The Life and Science of Albert Einstein" with Marc Spiegel, actor and professional storyteller, Mary Hobbs Memorial Program

Feb. 4
"The Life and Science of Benjamin Banneker" with Bob Smith, actor and professional storyteller
Feb. 18
"Telescopes as Time Machines: The New James Webb Space Telescope" with Dr. Jason Kalirai, Space Telescope Science Institute
March 3
"The Science Behind Cyber Security" with Craig Holcomb, National Security Agency
April 14
"The Science of Archiving and Preserving our National Treasures" with a speaker to be announced

The Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science was established in 2006 through a gift from Willard Hackerman, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. The academy is housed within Towson's Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics and directed by former NASA astronaut Donald Thomas, Ph.D.

For more information, visit the Saturday Morning Science website or contact the Hackerman Academy of Mathematics and Science at 410-704-3659 or







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