The purpose of the COS Speakers Series is to provide a forum in which all members of the College of the Siskiyous faculty and staff can share insights into topics and activities that are of interest to them with the COS community and the general public. It is not meant to be used for the purpose of promoting a particular political or religious agenda. All presentations should be of interest to a wide audience and be consistent with the spirit of openness and inclusiveness that is central to the College's mission.
"Molecular Carpentry 101—The science behind GMOs and the Biotechnology Revolution" In this talk Bill Odegard will explore some of the advances in molecular biology that have made genetic engineering possible. He'll introduce the basics of DNA chemistry; review the techniques that allow the production of recombinant DNA, GMOs and other biotechnology products; and conclude with a discussion of some current and potential applications of genetic engineering.
"Molecular Carpentry" will be presented from 7:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Life Science 3 on the College's Weed campus.
Just Too Much Money
Craft seen hovering near Mount Shasta!
Wetland Restoration & Biofuel Production
J.H. Baxter Superfund Site
Backpacking the JMT
“Just Too Much Money: The Cedar Bluff dam controversy and water resource development in rural Kansas” was the first COS Speakers Series’ event of the 2013-2014 academic year, and subsequent presentations will explore topics ranging from wetland restoration to backpacking the John Muir Trail.
During spring 2014 events in the series will typically begin at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month in Life Science room 3 (3-3) on the Weed Campus. No talks will be held during December and January, however, because of the holiday season.
A list of presentation dates and working titles is given at right and will be updated as new information becomes available.
The 2013-2014 academic year marks the fourth season of the COS Speakers Series. As we move forward with new talks we also want to build an archive that will give interested members of the community a sense of the diversity of the series' past presentations. The title of each presentation is listed below and most are linked to a "flyer" that gives a brief summary of the talk and a little information about the speaker.
Spring 2011 presentations:
Fall 2011-Spring 2012 presentations:
Fall 2012-Spring 2013 presentations:
Fall 2013-Spring 2014 presentations:
"The Committee": Rumor has it that the COS Speakers Series is organized by a secretive cabal of full- and part-time faculty members who apparently have way too much time on their hands.
If you have an idea for a future talk, might be interested in giving a presentation yourself or just want to contact the members of 'The Committee' we're told you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.