Photo courtesy of: Department of Geography
Oct 20, 2011
By Ashley Anderson
Department of Geography Professor James Lein will lead the final Science Café discussion of fall quarter at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Baker University Center Front Room. Free coffee will be available for the first 50 attendees.
During his talk titled "The Geography of Tomorrow: The Science of Futures Research," Lein will discuss how the impact of our current decisions and technologies will affect us years from now. By analyzing consequences of human innovations, land use patterns and resource management decisions geologists are able to conceptualize the future of a given area.
"In many respects, we do invent or design our future," said Lein. "The decisions and creations we make shape and reshape the landscapes we live in."
Science Cafés are a venue for students interested in the sciences and engineering to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.
More information about Science Cafés can be found here.