NOTICE: Starting in August and beyond, Zoom Monday meetings will be held every Monday
except Sept. 7 (Labor Day), and December 21, and 28 (Christmas Season).




UPCOMING MONDAY:

8/10/2020 --- The Tools for Colon Cancer Prevention: Fecal Blood, Fecal DNA, and Colonoscopy. What Works, What Doesn't and Why.

Speaker: Douglas Rex, M.D. --- Distinguished Professor of Medicine Emeritus, IUSM Harvard University B.A.Summa Cun Laude. IUSM M.D. (Email: drex@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

See Above



8/17/2020 --- An interview with John Purdue

Speaker: John Norberg --- An interview with John Purdue This author dresses and acts the part addressing the history of Purdue (Email: jbnorberg@purdue.edu) (Sponsored By: Steve springer)



8/24/2020 --- Bill Cook, His life and Times

Speaker: Richard Gunderman, M. D. --- (Email: rbgunder@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

Founded in Bloomington, Indiana, Cook Medical has become the largest, privately held medical device company in the world. This is the founder's story.



8/31/2020 --- Industrial Agriculture: Global Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance-Update 2020.

Speaker: Stephen J. Jay M.D. --- Prof Emeritus Medicine and Public, IUSM and Fairbanks School of Public Health Internist, pulmonologist, public health. “Retired” but engaged in teaching, public health policy and research. (Email: sjay@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: Jeff Rasley)

In 2011 Dr. Jay gave a talk making the following points: Most ABs are used for industrial food animal production, given to herds via daily feed and water for non-therapeutic purposes. Up to 70% of ABs in the U.S. are given to healthy animals. Many are from the same drug family as those ABs used in humans, e.g. penicillins, tetracyclines, and other AB classes. This is what makes the resistance generated in farm animals even more dangerous to humans. Widespread use of ABs for disease control and growth promotion in animals has been paralleled by an increase in the resistance in those bacteria (Salmonella and Campylobacter) that can spread from animals, often through food, to cause infections in humans. Bacteria resistance to ABs used on farms can infect humans by: Eating/handling contaminated meat or produce; Contact with farm or food workers who handle contaminated animals; Contact with soil and water that has been polluted by animal waste. The cost in the U.S. is billions of dollars each year. Children, elderly and chronically ill are particularly vulnerable. Any one can be at risk. After a review of those points he will provide an update of developments in 2020. The aim of today’s presentation is to update our progress (good and bad news) in addressing the science, public policy and public health implications of AMR that WHO lists as among the 10 urgent threats to humanity in 2019, where misuse of antibiotics in agriculture, food production and among humans and animals is the predominant factor in emergence and spread of AMR.



9/7/2020 --- Labor Day -- No Meeting



9/8/2020 --- Board Meeting



9/14/2020 --- How and Why Climate Change is Escalating Extreme Weather

Speaker: Jim Willson --- Member of Scientech (Email: jimwill7777@gmail.com) (Sponsored By: Jim Willson)

Increasingly the question is being raised of whether climate change could be contributing to the increased extreme weather now occurring. This month Scientific American has published an article by the noted climate scientist, Jennifer Francis, senior scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, specifically detailing how certain 2018 and 2019 weather events were made worse by climate change. This presentation recounts these findings.



9/21/2020 --- Discovering New Galaxies in the Nearby Universe

Speaker: Dr. Katherine L. Rhode --- Katherine Rhode is an Associate Professor in the department of Astronomy at IU, Bloomington. She has a BA in physics from Sonoma State U, a MA in astronomy from Wesleyan U. and a PhD in astronomy from Yale. She and her students study the origin and evolution of galaxies with space and ground based telescopes. (Email: www.astro.indiana.edu/faculty/rhode.shtml) (Sponsored By: Malcolm Mallette)

Over the past decade, surveys have revealed the presence of dozens of low-mass "dwarf" galaxies in the neighborhood around our home galaxy, the Milky Way. She will explain how she is using data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico and the WIYN optical telescope in Arizona to find new galaxies in the neighborhood of our galaxy.



9/28/2020 --- Scientific Contributions by the Current Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry, Medicine, and Physics.

Speaker: Messrs. A.Schmidt, T.Lauer, R. Carter --- (Sponsored By: Jim Willson)

This will be the fourth annual presentation of the key scientific contributions of the current Nobel Prize Winners. Presented by Scientech members who are expert in these fields.



10/5/2020 --- Maria Montessori, Pioneer in Children's Education

Speaker: Richard Gunderman, M.D. --- Maria Montesssori, M. D. was an Italien physician well know for her eeucational philosophy. This is a discussion of her life and that philosophy. (Email: rbgunder@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: M. P. Meisenheimer)

See above



10/6/2020 --- Board Meeting



10/12/2020 --- 1492--The Gift of Tobacco.

Speaker: R.F. ROBISON M.D. --- MEDICAL & RADIATION ONCOLOGIST. FORMER PRES. OF IND. SOCIETY RAD.ONC. 1991-92. FORMER PRES. TERRE HAUTE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE & MED. ED FOUNDATION: 1988-92. CHAIR ASTRO HISTORY COMMITTEE 2010 AND CHAIR ASTRO RAD ONC EDUCATION SESSIONS 2004-10. (Email: hotdog@compuserve.com) (Sponsored By: R.F. ROBISON MD)

From Colonial America until the Civil War the preferred tobacco use was the (a) CHEW, (b) SNUFF, (c) PIPE and (d) CIGAR. The ingredients were absorbed through the oral or nasal cavities. Cigarettes were made from the sweepings on the factory floors and were for the poor to roll their own. A milder Bright Leaf tobacco was produced in 1839 and a cigarette rolling machine was perfected in 1884 prompting J.B.Duke of Durham to promote cigarettes which were mild enough to be inhaled for instant effect. Immigrants doubled the USA population during 1880-1910 and city life favored the more sanitary cigarettes. World War I intensified the need for a more convenient smoke. Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage further encouraged tobacco use until by 1950 half the US population smoked.



10/26/2020 --- Monster Mash: The Science Behind Monster Legends

Speaker: Bill Sullivan, Ph.D. --- Showalter Professor Pharmacology & Toxicology Microbiology & Immunology Indiana University School of Medicine (Email: wjsulliv@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: Alison Brown)

presenting evidence that there are biological explanations that could have initiated or fueled famous monster legends including zombies, vampires, werewolves, demonic possession, and Frankenstein's monster.



11/2/2020 --- Stepping Away from the Chemo: Active Music Engagement for Young Children with Cancer

Speaker: Sheri Robb --- Professor, IU School of Nursing. Board certified music therapist with expertise in pediatric music therapy. (Email: shrobb@iu.edu) (Sponsored By: Joyce Mallette)

Music therapy is an allied health profession that is becoming a standard of care in many pediatric hospitals in the US, especially for children receiving cancer treatment. Robb's research has focused on understanding how active music interventions work to improve health outcomes in pediatric cancer patients and their families.



11/9/2020 --- My Wild Grace Chase

Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter --- Professor of Cognitive Science and Comparative literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (Email: dughof@indiana.edu) (Sponsored By: Peggy Sabens)

The talk will give the flavor of my current book-in-progress. A kind of autobiography viewed through the lens of beauty. Over time I have ome to see my life, floating halfway between the arts and sciences, as a long series of ardent quests for beauty (i.e "wild grace chases") in all sorts of domains: music, art, mathematics, physics, letterforms, words, languages, poetry,jokes,nonsense, analogies, photography, movies, sports, cars, planes...I will select a few vivid examples from this list and will try to convey the passion that such things inspired in me.



11/10/2020 --- Board Meeting



11/16/2020 --- Answering the call: STEM Quick Wins

Speaker: wanderkooy@stemconnection.org --- Executive Director The Stem Connection (Email: Vera Vander Kooy) (Sponsored By: gonzchua@sbcglobal.net)

Answering the Call: STEM Quick Wins Our world has drastically changed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. With that, The STEM Connection is working hard to continue to provide STEM educational support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations through our newly created STEM Quick Wins Program. STEM Quick Wins are free relevant science, technology, engineering, and math activities that can be done at home or other locations with easily accessible materials. STEM Quick Wins were originally designed as a way of providing STEM support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Since the launch of STEM Quick Wins in March 2020, The STEM Connection’s reach has increased over 300%. With such positive feedback for and interest in STEM Quick Wins, The STEM Connection is planning to continue the STEM Quick Win Program into the summer of 2020 and is seeking financial support from community partners to be able to make this happen. Each STEM Quick Win has an activity sheet and short video of a STEM Connection staff member explaining and showing the activity. Activities are based on Next Generation Science Standards, process standards, and employability skills standards, and touch on a variety of STEM content and practices. Activities are designed for kindergarten through 5th grade students but can easily be differentiated for preschool and middle school students. STEM Quick Win activity sheets and videos are posted on The STEM Connection’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.



11/16/2020 --- Answering the Call: STEM Quick Wins

Speaker: Vera Vander Kooy --- Executive Director at the STEM Connection (Email: wanderkooy@thestemconnection.org) (Sponsored By: Gonz Chua)

Answering the Call: STEM Quick Wins Our world has drastically changed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. With that, The STEM Connection is working hard to continue to provide STEM educational support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations through our newly created STEM Quick Wins Program. STEM Quick Wins are free relevant science, technology, engineering, and math activities that can be done at home or other locations with easily accessible materials. STEM Quick Wins were originally designed as a way of providing STEM support for educators, families, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Since the launch of STEM Quick Wins in March 2020, The STEM Connection’s reach has increased over 300%. With such positive feedback for and interest in STEM Quick Wins, The STEM Connection is planning to continue the STEM Quick Win Program into the summer of 2020 and is seeking financial support from community partners to be able to make this happen. Each STEM Quick Win has an activity sheet and short video of a STEM Connection staff member explaining and showing the activity. Activities are based on Next Generation Science Standards, process standards, and employability skills standards, and touch on a variety of STEM content and practices. Activities are designed for kindergarten through 5th grade students but can easily be differentiated for preschool and middle school students. STEM Quick Win activity sheets and videos are posted on The STEM Connection’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.



11/23/2020 --- Detecting Lies – What works, what doesn’t work, and what may produce a false confession

Speaker: Greg Wright --- President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Central Indiana Chapter (Email: cfegreg@gmail.com) (Sponsored By: GREG WRIGHT)

New Greg’s Talk: Detecting Lies – What works, what doesn’t work, and what may produce a false confession: polygraph; Reid Interviewing Technique; Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Behavior Detection Officer Training; Dr. Mehrabian’s 7% Rule; body language training; the P.E.A.C.E. method; behavioral anomalies system; or micro-body language training? Greg Wright has been trained and investigated these techniques including attending a week-long training program with a Hamilton County police department. Greg is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Financial Planner.



11/30/2020 --- Opportunities to Learn About Business

Speaker: Jim Amidon --- OLAB at Wabash Collage Director of Strategic Communications Secretary, Board of Trustees, Director of Opportunities to Learn about business (Email: Amidonj@wabash.edu) (Sponsored By: Victor Wenning)

Opportunities to learn about Business is the oldest compeditive business immersion program, now in its 48th year. The program is for high school seniors and recruits from the U.S. and several foreign countries. The week long course teaches skill in all aspects of business. The Scientech Foundation has helped fund the program for decades.



12/7/2020 --- (TBA)




12/8/2020 --- Board Meeting



12/14/2020 --- Clues for the Kidney Stone Detective

Speaker: William H. Dick, M.D. --- Club Historian - Scientech Club (Email: whdick42@tds.net) (Sponsored By: William H. Dick)

The Discovery of the Cause for Ammonium Urate Kidney stones is Reviewed.



12/14/2020 --- Annual Meeting/Election -- Followed by Talk



12/21/2020 --- Christmas Holiday -- No Meeting



12/28/2020 --- New Year's Holiday -- No Meeting



6/7/2021 --- the future of music and radio

Speaker: Jim Meyer --- CEO Sirius xm holdings, inc 2012 to present. St Bonaventure University Bachelors and mba. board of directors pandora media llc, rovi corp. Also involved in indy 500 racing. (Email: jimmeyer@siriusxm.com) (Sponsored By: peggy Sabens)