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Dam It! How Beavers Change Landscapes
Presenter : Juli Scamardo from the CSU Warner College of Natural Resources
November 14, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Beavers were important engineers of wetlands and valley bottoms before being hunted to near extinction in the nineteenth century. Juli's talk focused on where the beavers are today and what we can do to help protect them.
What does gold have to do with malaria?
Presenter : Dr. Heidi Hausermann from the Colorado State University Department of Anthropology
October 10, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House This talk explored the social, environmental and health implications of "small-scale" gold mining in Ghana, West Africa. Students learned how land-use changes are impacting the everyday lives of rural people.
Chasing the Strongest Storms in the World
Presenter : Dr. Kristen Rasmussen from the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science
September 12, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House What's it like to chase the strongest storms in the world? Dr Rasmussen and her group travel to Argentina to observe storm formation and look at severe weather impacts!
From Laser Cooling to Laser Fusion... to Sharks with Laser Beams on their Heads? Lasers. What Can They Do? Can They Do Things?
Presenter : PhD student Zak Burkley from the Colorado State University Physics Department
April 11, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House We found out about a few of the many cool ways lasers are being used scientifically: Laser cooling, atom trapping, atomic clocks, detection of gravitational waves, and laser fusion. We looked at how lasers are being used in technology as well: Optical Fibers, Self-Driving Cars, GPS, Wind Farm Design, and weaponizing marine animals.
The Teal Housewives of Colorado: How Ducks Make the Most of Their Summer Break
Presenter : Casey Setash from CSU's Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
March 21, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House How do ducks fly all the way to Colorado from South America and still find time to sit on eggs for a month? We learned this and more at a great presentation by Casey.
Wildlife in our Neighborhoods: How Cameras and Collars Help us Track our Furry Friends
Presenter : Dr Christopher Schell from CSU's Department of Biology
February 14, 2018
Everyday Joe's Coffee House How do all the species survive in our cities? We learned about how they adapt and evolve... to live with people!
The Secret Lives of Bats: Dark Adventures from the Namib Desert
Presenter : Theresa Laverty from CSU's Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
December 13, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House With well over 1000 species of bats recognized around the world, we uncovered why there are so many species and ways in which they relate to humans.
Neandertals are us! Learn why some of us carry more Neandertal genes than others.
Presenter : Dr. Mica Glantz from the CSU Department of Anthropology
October 11, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Attendees learned how to identify the characteristics that separate modern humans from Neandertals from human fossil casts which Dr. Glantz brought. Were they romantically involved in the past??
Through the Eye of the Drone: Chasing Severe Storms.
Presenter : Dr. Sue van den Heever from the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science
September 20, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Prof. van den Heever brought a drone from her research group and showed computer animations and drone video of severe storms and discussed how her group's research has helped improve the computer models that predict storms.
The Three S's of Climate Change: Simple. Serious. Solvable.
Presenter : Dr. Scott Denning from the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science
April 12, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Prof. Denning explained causes of climate change and solutions to those causes in a lively demonstration and discussion.
Wildfires and Animals: Creeping through Colorado's Forests
Presenter : Dr. Monique Rocca from the CSU Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
March 8, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Dr. Rocca talked about how many plants and animals need fire to survive and brought some great props to show fire history.
What'd You Have For Dinner... 10,000 Years Ago?
Presenter : Dr. Jason La Belle from the CSU Department of Anthropology
February 8, 2017
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Dr. La Belle talked about what ancient peoples had to eat and showed how archaeologists have found out!
Clouds are Cirrusly Supercool
Presenters : Drs. Paul DeMott and Thomas Hill with PhD student Christina McCluskey of the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science
November 9, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Our presenters demonstrated how particles in the air play an important and "Supercool" role in forming clouds. We learned where "aerosols" come from and how they are measured with a particle counter, we made a few clouds and learned how bacteria can help make snow!
Eye know what you ate last summer: Eye-tracking cameras and food choices
Presenter : Dr. Dan Graham, CSU's Psychology Department
October 12, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Dr Graham demonstrated eye-tracking glasses that have integrated cameras that show where the wearer is looking. These have helped him understand how people use nutrition information when making food choices.
Binging on junk food: What happens to the nitrogen that gets away?
Presenter : Dr. Jill Baron, CSU's Natural Resource Ecology Lab
September 14, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Dr Baron talked about the nitrogen imbalance caused by food production of a growing world population.
Biologically Inspired Miniature Jumping Robots
Presenter : Dr. Jianguo Zhao, CSU's Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
April 13, 2016
Everyday Joe's Coffee House Dr Zhao explained how biological inspirations from small animals and insects have helped Zhao and his team build tiny jumping robots.