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The free lecture takes place in Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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M-A’s new STEAM building is officially opened

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The brand new, two-story Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) building, or S-wing, officially opened on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30). The M-A Choir led by Patrick Maier got things going with a rousing rendition of Steam sung to the melody of Dream by Johnny Mercer. A sample: “STEAM, […]

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“Post-Fire Debris-Flow Early Warning” is USGS public lecture on Oct. 25

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Dennis M. Staley and Jason W. Kean, USGS Landslide Hazards Program, and Mark Jackson, National Weather Service – Los Angeles will talk about: Post-re debris flows can initiate after only a few minutes of intense rain, and during the first storm following wildfire. Early warning systems must provide sufficient time to make informed decisions and […]

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 27

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Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  on Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike. Scheduled participants include: – Bay Area Discovery Museum – SRI – NorCal Bats – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – San […]

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USGS evening lecture on Sept. 27 focuses on 1868 Hayward earthquake

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The free, open-to-the-public lecture, which will be given by USGS Research Geophysicist Tom Brother, takes place on Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Upcoming USGS evening lecture looks at what’s happening with the Kilauea Volcano

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“What on Earth is going on at Kilauea Volcano?” is the title of a talk by USGS Research Geophysicist Kyle Anderson on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in USGS’s Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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USGS public lecture focuses on Iron Mountain and acid mine drainage

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USGS Research Chemist Charles Alpers will give a free public lecture on July 26 at 7:00 pm in Rambo Auditorium of the USGS Menlo Park campus, 345 Middlefield Road.

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Nobel Prize-winning SLAC physicist Burton Richter dies at age 87

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Burton Richter, the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus, former director of the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Palo Alto. He was 87. Richter’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle, shared with MIT’s […]

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Middle schoolers participate in the Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC

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The California Alliance of African American Educators Greene Scholars Program Summer Science Institute at SLAC began three years ago. The annual program was organized by an employee resource group known as CORE (Committee for Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement of Ethnic Minorities) in collaboration with Stanford University. While the program has welcomed high school students for […]

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“Cetaceans of the Coast” is topic at Menlo Park Library on June 25

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Meet the whales off our coast and in our bay, with research biologist Izzy Szczepaniak of Golden Gate Cetacean Research (GGCR) on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Did you know that harbor porpoises only recently returned to San Francisco Bay, after an absence of approximately 65 years? Learn more […]

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SLAC free public lecture looks at “The End of Spacetime” on June 19

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SLAC presents a free public lecture by Nima Arkani-Hamed titled “The End of Spacetime” on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm at the Panofsky Auditorium (Science and User Support Building (BLDG 53) Spacetime and quantum mechanics are the pillars of our modern understanding of fundamental physics. But there are storm clouds on the horizon indicating that […]

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