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11 September 2019

NVCC Hosts “The Real Science of Time Travel” with Dr. Ronald Mallett at the Annual Minorities in STEM Seminar

This October 23rd STEM education and careers event is free and open to the public

NVCC Hosts “The Real Science of Time Travel” with Dr. Ronald Mallett at the Annual Minorities in STEM Seminar

Like science? Considering pursuing an education or career in STEM? Join us on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 when NVCC hosts the Scott Lawrence Pond Annual Minorities in STEM Seminar where Dr. Ronald Mallett from the University of Connecticut will speak to students about his research on time travel, his journey to becoming a well-respected author, and the adversities he has faced as a minority in his path to become a well-respected physicist. The seminar will be held in Founders Hall, Community Room F101 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Prof. Ronald L. Mallett received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University. He worked for United Technologies from 1973-5, and in 1975 joined the physics faculty at the University of Connecticut in Storrs where he is currently Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics.

Professor Mallet has published numerous papers on black holes and cosmology in professional journals. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured extensively in the media around the world, including print media such as the New Scientist, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone magazine, The Wall Street Journal and broadcast media such as NPR's This American Life, Austria’s Science Busters, the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Science Channel, and CNN. He has also appeared in a feature-length documentary "How to Build a Time Machine" which won Best Documentary at the 2017 New York City Sci-Fi Film Festival.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

His recently published memoir “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” has been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. The memoir is currently in discussion become a major Hollywood motion picture.

The seminar is the first in what will be a yearly forum for respected STEM professionals to share their careers, perspectives and experiences about the personal and intellectual journeys they have undertaken to get where they are today. NVCC students and approximately 25 local high schoolers will attend to learn more about STEM career paths. The public is also invited to register for the free event by calling 203-596-2175.

A brief luncheon will be provided following the event to encourage one-on-one conversations with the speakers.

The event is sponsored by the Scott Lawrence Pond Memorial Fund through the Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation.

 

Event At-a-Glance:

What: 2019 Minorities in STEM Seminar

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019- 11:00 am -12:30 p.m.

Where: Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway,

Founders Hall Community Room F101

Cost: The seminar is free and open to the public

For more information: call 203-596-2175

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