Simpson University Invites Community to Science and Mathematics Night

Vint Stevenson and Justin Spears

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University invites the community to its second evening of “Encounters in Science and Mathematics,” a series of TED-style talks and interactive lab demonstrations, on Thursday, Feb. 8.

Hosted by the Department of Science and Mathematics, the evening starts in LaBaume-Rudat Hall, room 204, at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments, followed by talks from 7 to 8 p.m.

From 8 to 9, laboratories on the first floor of the adjacent Science and Nursing Center will be open for demonstrations, including a spaghetti tower-building competition with prizes starting at 8:30.

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • IMFs and the Making of a Snowflake” – Dr. Berkeley Shorthill, associate professor of chemistry
  • AGEs and Why They Age Us – Professor Megan Grover, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology
  • North America’s Most Colonial Landbird: Tricolored Blackbird – Professor Larry Siemens, chemistry
  • The Problem with Homology – Dr. David Rice, assistant professor of biology
  • The Misinformation Age – Professor Michael Austin, assistant professor of physics

Admission is free. To register for the event, visit

The Department of Science and Mathematics hosted its first Encounters event in October. Learn more about Simpson University’s science and math programs at and




Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737