Autonomous Vehicles: A Long Sought Disruptive [R]Evolution

Please make plans to join us Monday December 5, 2016, for our next installment of Cafe Scientifique. We will be featuring Dr. Aly Tawfik, an Assistant Professor, from the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering at Fresno State. The presentation will start by identifying main reasons behind the un-sustainability of existing transportation systems, reasons driving for a transportation [r]evolution. Then, the presentation will highlight the main features of the future autonomous transportation solution. Last, the presentation will discuss some of the most prominent impacts of autonomous transportation and demonstrate why it is characterized as a disruptive [r]evolution. Come early for dinner and the talk starts promptly at 7:00 PM

Dr.Tawfik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of  Civil and Geomatics Engineering at Fresno State whose interests include Human Travel Behavior, Sustainable Transportation Systems, Transportation and Land Use Planning, Traffic Flow Theory and Control, and Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Applications in Transportation Research.

Who: Dr. Aly Tawfik

When: December 5, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA

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Convenience and Security: Attitudes About Electoral Fraud and Election Reforms

Please make plans to join us Monday November 7, 2016, for our next installment of Cafe Scientifique. We will be featuring Dr. Lisa Bryant, an Assistant Professor, from the Department of Political Science at Fresno State.  Questions of electoral integrity have dominated election science studies since 2000, but have moved into the spolight during the 2016 election.  Policy makers and election adminstrators struggle to improve the efficiency of elections, while protecting the system from fraud.  This talk will explore voters’ views on election fraud, election reforms, and how elections are run in the U.S.  This promises to be an interesting and timely discussion the day before our next election.  Come early for dinner and the talk starts promptly at 7:00 PM

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Fresno State whose interests involve a wide number of subfields within political science including political behavior/voter behavior, campaigns and elections, election administration, public opinion, the media, political psychology, state politics, gender politics, and political methodology, focusing on experimental and survey research methods.

Who: Dr. Lisa Bryant

When: November 7, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA

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The Great Invasive Species Debate

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Thanks to all who joined us for the first Cafe Scientifique earlier this week.  We were thrilled to have such an excellent talk by Dr. Reece.

Please make plans to join us October 3, 2016, for our next installment of Cafe Scientifique.  We will be featuring Drs. Brian Tsukimura and Katherine Waselkov from the Department of Biology at Fresno State.  They plan to lead a panel discussion on invasive species in California, including what these species are and how they affect native flora and fauna.  It promises to be an interesting discussion!  Come early for dinner and the talk starts promptly at 7:00 PM

Dr. Tsukimura is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Fresno State whose research focuses on crustacean biology, climate change ecophysiology, and invasive species biology.  Dr. Waselkov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Fresno State and her research studies plant evolutionary and population genetics, effects of polyploidy, and agricultural adaptations of plants in the Central Valley.

Who: Drs. Brian Tsukimura and Katherine Waselkov

When: October 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA

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