Department at NDSU reaches 100: Mayville selected
One of North Dakota State University's internationally known departments is celebrating 100 years this week. The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials - formerly known as the Department of Polymers and Coatings - is hosting tours startin...
One of North Dakota State University's internationally known departments is celebrating 100 years this week.
The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials - formerly known as the Department of Polymers and Coatings - is hosting tours starting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Research and Technology Park in honor of its centennial. Tours will begin every 20 minutes.
NDSU is one of six universities in the country to offer a program in coatings. The department offers master's and doctorate level programs and a minor for undergraduates.
The department became involved in U.S. Air Force coatings research in 1996 after receiving a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense.
For more information, visit http://cpm.ndsu.nodak.edu/100years.htm .
Mayville (N.D.) State University's child development program has been selected to participate in a training program for families enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management and Johnson & Johnson launched a nationwide health-care training for Head Start parents and selected 50 agencies across the country for the research and training project.
Mayville State's child development program was the only agency in North Dakota selected.
The program conducted parent training last weekend and will use information gathered in the session for health-care research.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is hosting a two-week symposium about evolution featuring six talks about evidence surrounding evolution and the nature of science.
Titled "Evolution is Not a Controversy: The Nature of Science and Evolution," the series starts at 7 p.m. Monday with a philosophic discussion on the nature of scientific research.
Philosophy professors Sun Yu of Duke University and Chang-Seong Hong of MSUM will lead the discussion in Room 118 of the new Science Lab building.
Other scheduled talks in the series:
- "The Ancient Universe: How Old Is It And How Do We Know?" by MSUM astronomy professor Matt Craig at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Lab 118.
- "Evolution and the Fossil Record: Examples from Agnatha and the Invertebrates," by MSUM geology professor Karl Leonard at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Science Lab 118.
- "Famous Skulls and their Stories: Learn to Identify Your Ancestors," by MSUM anthropology professors Rinita Dalan and George Holley at noon Oct. 31 in Lommen Hall 98.
- "Why Do Butterflies Have Wings? Lessons from Evo-Devo," by MSUM biosciences professors Ellen Brisch and Michelle Malott at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in Science Lab 118.
- "Organs of Extreme Perfection: The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now," by Robert T. Pennock, professor at the Lyman Briggs School of Science and Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Science Lab 104.
Pennock will also talk on "Teaching Evolution" at a brown bag luncheon at noon Nov. 3 in MSUM's student union, Room 203. It's open to area high school teachers.
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