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04-18-2011

Smithsonian Presentation by Clarkson University's Bonner to be Broadcast Live Online Tuesday

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Clarkson University Prof. of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Shipley Fellow James S. Bonner will speak at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.

James S. BonnerBonner is part of a panel presentation, titled “One Year After the Gulf Oil Spill -- Where do things stand with wildlife, seafood and the clean-up?” Experts will discuss what happened, what we have learned, and the current status of the Gulf of Mexico one year after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill began.

Bonner will discuss oil spill clean-up technologies, focusing on chemical and biological remediation technologies.

The presentation will be broadcast live at http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-videos/lecture-one-year-after-gulf-oil-spill.

The panel is part of “Changing Tides: A Series of Ocean Discussions,” a series of talks by top ocean scientists about current research and how it is helping to change the tide in ocean science and conservation, presented by the museum and the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE).

Presenting along with Bonner will be David Hollander, chemical oceanographer from University of South Florida; Judilee Marrow, veterinarian at the Smithsonian National Zoo; and John Stein, acting science and research director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries.

Find out more at http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/changing-tides-series-ocean-discussions .
 
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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