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TED Talk Presenter Is STEM Guest Lecturer
Noted bioengineering research scientist Jonathan Trent, Ph.D.
PSEC Courtyard; adjacent to Lot 4
September 19, 2013
6:30 p.m.
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portrait of Jonathan Trent

The Foothill College Science Learning Institute presents its first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) guest lecture Sept. 19 at the outdoor plaza of Foothill’s new Physical Sciences & Engineering Center (PSEC) at the campus in Los Altos Hills. Live entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.; guest lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with advance registration. Parking is $3.

TED Talk presenter and noted bioengineering research scientist Jonathan Trent, Ph.D., will speak about his research with algae to produce energy. Not only does he grow algae for biofuel, he wants to do so by cleansing wastewater and trapping carbon dioxide in the process—and it’s all solar-powered.

Part of the Foothill College Science Learning Institute's the public lecture series, the lectures are presented by renowned thought-leaders in STEM disciplines and aimed at general audiences, college students and inquisitive high school students.  

In addition to the illustrated talk given by Dr. Trent, the evening will feature live entertainment. Audience members should bring chairs or blankets, as lawn seating is available. Picnicking is encouraged. The event is ideal for inquisitive, attentive students, age 16 and older, and interested community members. The event is not appropriate for young children.

Foothill’s PSEC is dedicated to strengthening student mastery of STEM topics through interdisciplinary teaching and applied learning. The PSEC is also home to the Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI), an innovative instructional model that draws on educational research and best practices to support successful teaching and learning of STEM-related content.

Parking Lot 4 provides the best access to the PSEC. Purchase required campus parking permit for $3 from dispensers in any student lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters. 

For more information and to register for the outdoor event, access or e-mail Foothill-De Anza Foundation Associate Director Laura Woodworth at

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Special Notice: You must register to attend this event.

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