A Tale of a Tail: Bio-Inspired Terrestrial Robotics
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A Tale of a Tail: Bio-Inspired Terrestrial Robotics

What can engineers learn from lizards to design better robots? Find out at the next Cal Maritime Scholar event with Dr. Evan Chang-Siu, Engineering Technology, joined by discussant Dr. Nipoli Kamdar, International Business & Logistics. Dr. Chang-Siu will discuss the use of inertial appendages such as tails to improve the stability and maneuverability of animals … Continue reading

Putting Science to Work: Shaping Research to Solve Environmental Problems
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Putting Science to Work: Shaping Research to Solve Environmental Problems

Join us in ABS 101 on Tuesday, December 3, at 1100 for the next Cal Maritime Scholar event. In response to growing environmental problems, policy makers are calling for more “usable” scientific information. Usable science expands alternatives, clarifies choices, and enables policy makers to achieve desired outcomes. Yet the research community often produces science without … Continue reading

A Schrödinger Puzzle: The Fate of Quantum Superposition
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A Schrödinger Puzzle: The Fate of Quantum Superposition

Please join us for the first Cal Maritime Scholar event of the year on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 in ABS 101. Dr. Cynthia Trevisan, Science and Math Department, will discuss experiments on X-ray photoionization of small molecules conducted at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In a typical research project, physicists rarely need to confront … Continue reading

Is Innovation Contagious? Moving the Needle on Maritime Entrepreneurship in the Bay Area.
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Is Innovation Contagious? Moving the Needle on Maritime Entrepreneurship in the Bay Area.

Join us for the next Cal Maritime Scholar event on Tuesday, March 19, at 1100 in ABS101. Dr. Christine Isakson, International Business & Logistics, will present a brief overview of her work on social influence and entrepreneurship. She’ll address questions such as: How do we measure innovation? How might an institution become more innovative? How would … Continue reading

Talk to the glove: Modeling finger dexterity to assess recovery in stroke patients
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Talk to the glove: Modeling finger dexterity to assess recovery in stroke patients

Please join us on Tuesday, February 26, at 11:00 in ABS 101 for the next Cal Maritime Scholar event with Professor Tom Oppenheim, Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Oppenheim will discuss a new technique for assessing stroke recovery. Impaired hand dexterity caused by stroke contributes significantly to the poor function of the entire arm. Treatments exist but recovery … Continue reading

Exquisite Apocalypse: Bioregions, Extinction, and the Braided Essay
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Exquisite Apocalypse: Bioregions, Extinction, and the Braided Essay

The next Cal Maritime Scholar event features Dr. Julie Chisholm, who teaches creative writing, critical thinking, and ethics at Cal Maritime. Dr. Chisholm will discuss her recent collaboration with two other writers on a braided essay. Their essay focuses on the role of creativity in the era of significant human impact on the environment, also … Continue reading