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Global Warming Demystified
Start Date: 4/16/2019Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 4/16/2019End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:

The Race Between Education and Catastrophe 

In 1920, H.G. Wells wrote: “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.” Perhaps no other quote better sums up why teaching is so important, and why so many of us focus our lives on promoting education. In this talk, Dr. Jeff Bennett (CU Boulder) will discuss a few strategies, with examples, that can help us “win” this race by improving our teaching success at almost any level in any field, and especially for the teaching of math and science. 


Jeff Bennett (Ph.D., Astrophysics, U. Colorado) has taught at every level from preschool through graduate school, and is now a full-time writer/speaker/educator focusing on student and public understanding of math and science. He is the lead author of best-selling college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics; of six books for children that have all been read by astronauts from the International Space Station; and of critically acclaimed books for the public on topics including science teaching, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and global warming. Dr. Bennett has also served as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where he led efforts to forge stronger links between the research and education communities, he proposed and co-led development of the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and he led creation of the free app “Totality” for solar eclipses. His personal web site is www.JeffreyBennett.com.  />

Sponsored by:  The Lehman College Department of Sociology and The School of Natural and Social Sciences

Location Information:
Lehman College - Music Building
Room: East Dining Room
Contact Information:
Name: Esther Wilder
Phone: (718) 960-1128
Email: Esther.Wilder@lehman.cuny.edu
Jeffrey Bennett
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