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Alumni enjoying a drink at Science on Tap

Blow flies: not just crime fighters, they could be the ultimate climate change warrior

Speaker: Christine Picard, Ph.D. Location: Centerpoint Brewing Company

Join us for a cold drink and some enlightening conversation at the latest installment of Science on Tap! This series is sponsored by the School of Science & the School of Science Alumni Association and is a 21 and older event. 

In October Christine Picard, Ph.D. will present "Blow flies: not just crime fighters, they could be the ultimate climate change warrior". Blow flies are well known in their ability to smell death, and are useful forensic indicators of time since death, but this have this other little known use: environmental remote sensors.  Picard's research has shown how blow flies can be used to detect changes in the biological and chemical environment with little effort, and they believe they will become an integral tool in the climate change prevention and monitoring toolbox - join us to learn more, and how you can even help!

Event Details

  • 5:30 p.m. - Networking Hour
  • 6:30 p.m. - Presentation
  • 7:15 p.m. - Q & A
  • Questions? Email us