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Sigma Xi Distinguished Public Talks: 2013-2014

Friday, November 29th, 2013

The UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, organizes monthly public task on topics of interest in all scientific areas. The IEEE Albuquerque Section has very close ties to the UNM Chapter of Sigma Xi through joint events like the annual banquet held every May. The IEEE Albuqueqrue Section encourages all its members to attend these talks and post comments on this website.

The next Science and Society public lecture will be “Aerobiology, The Final Frontier for Environmental Engineers. How molecular biology is rapidly changing our views of the air we breathe at home, in transit and at work”. by Mark Hernandez, University of Colorado. Thursday, 5 December 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Mark Hernandez is a registered professional civil engineer and a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado. Dr. Hernandez is an expert on characterizing and controlling biological aspects of air pollution—both indoors and out—and serves the National Academy of Science through reviewing risk assessments of new biological defense laboratories being constructed by the US military and the Department of Homeland Security. His aerobiology work has focused on large-scale disasters including bioaerosols generated by major metropolitan floods, the quarantined City of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and coastal Louisiana following the Horizon oil spill.

All talks will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the UNM Conference Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE. FREE parking is available in the attached (well lit) parking lot. Refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Jackie Ericksen; Phone: (505)821-0299; E-mail:

To learn more, visit the page to the 2013-2014 Lecture Series page.

We hope to see you there.

Vice Chair