Seminars & Events
New this year, we’re thrilled to share MƒA Thursday Thinks, a monthly speaker series held (typically) on the first Thursday of each month. Thursday Thinks feature thought-provoking talks from STEM experts – including scientists, mathematicians, authors, journalists and educators – that are open to MƒA teachers, their colleagues, and their guests.
Jan 3 — The Marshall Islands: A Nuclear Legacy
From 1946 to 1958, the United States tested 67 nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands, a remote constellation of atolls in the Pacific Ocean, causing unprecedented environmental contamination throughout the region and - for the indigenous peoples of the islands - long-term adverse health effects. Dr. Ivana Hughes will speak about the K=1 Project's work on radiological conditions in the atolls, which has sought to establish a sound scientific foundation upon which the Marshallese people could make important resettlement decisions, helping to address the injustices of the Marshallese nuclear legacy. Through this example Dr. Hughes will highlight the devastation and destruction of nuclear weapons, provide further context for past and current nuclear disarmament discussions, and make a case for what we should know and teach in our current nuclear age.