STES Community Forum
A series of Community Events on current topics of science, technology, ethics and society
Stay tuned for more events in the fall.
Recorded Tuesday, April 6, 2021
An online community event featuring Dr. Maya Goldenberg, University of Guelph and Matt Kelley, Gallatin Valley Public Health Officer.
Recorded Tuesday, January 26, 2021
An online community event featuring:
- Alexandra Adams, M.D., PhD., Director and Principle Investigator for the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity at Montana State University
- Robert Byron, MD, MPH, FACP, Vice Chair of the Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
- Bruce Maxwell, PhD., Co-Director for the Montana Institute on Ecosystems
We know about some of the ways in which climate change is impacting the U.S. West, through hotter temperatures, droughts, fire hazards, and changing ecosystems. A special report published by the Montana Climate Assessment details how these changes are likely to impact human health. Learn more about this event
Recorded: Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM
This online WebEx event featured Cailin O’ Conor from UC Irvine and Eric Raile from MSU, who led a discussion about how political polarization has occurred over the pandemic, both nationally and in the state of Montana. Q & A to followed the presentations. Learn more about the event.
Recorded: Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm (~1 hr)
This online WebEx event featured MSU researchers Dr. Blake Wiedenheft and Dr. Seth Walk as they discussd their efforts to monitor levels of the COVID-19 virus with wastewater testing in Gallatin County and increasing swab testing throughout our state. Q & A followed the presentations. Learn more about the event
** The video begins just as Dr. Wiedenheft starts his talk. His introduction is here.
Recorded: Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 PM (~1 hr)
David Quammen and Dr. Raina Plowright discuss how infectious diseases can be passed from animals to humans leading to pandemics that we have no natural immunity to (such as COVID-19). Read more about the spillover event