We have a jam packed agenda this week, lots of great stuff to talk about!
** Please note that we are at a NEW Round Table on Oakmead Parkway off 101 and Lawrence Expressway.
Our very own Werner Haag is going to start off the meeting with a 15 minute presentation on "Science is Elementary" - a volunteer organization that reaches 1600 local school children for once-a-month science workshops doing fun science and engineering experiments to get children enthusiastic about these fields at an early age. This organization was founded in response to the decreasing amount of science being taught in elementary schools across the country, and has a goal to spread throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Werner believes that such programs help reduce the susceptibility of children to irrational thinking.
Werner graduated from M.I.T. and has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Univ. of Tennessee. He worked for 10 years in basic research studying the fate of chemicals in the environment and in water treatment, then worked 25 years in industry with manufacturers of air & water treatment systems, and instruments to measure hazardous gases in the workplace. Werner is also a high school wrestling coach, and enjoys orienteering, mountaineering, and ballroom dancing.
After a good discussion on this topic, Tom Nowitzky will give us a debrief on his trip to Oklahoma for the Freethought Convention they had last month - FreeOK!