MDI Science Café — Is there Arsenic In Your Drinking Water?
Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. and Jane Disney, Ph.D. will explore the public health threat posed by arsenic and the steps homeowners can take to mitigate exposure.
Stanton and Disney will also discuss a federally funded program — the SEPA program — to address the threat in Maine and New Hampshire. The SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program is a five-year, $1.2 million program titled “Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water.”
Jane E. Disney, Ph.D. is a senior staff scientist and director of education at the MDI Biological Laboratory, and Bruce Stanton, Ph.D. is the Andrew C. Vail professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, former director and current project leader of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and a visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
he location of this MDI Science Café is Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located at 159 Old Bar Harbor Rd in Salisbury Cove, Maine. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
You may preregister for this event, though no physical ticket is needed for entry.
The 2019 MDI Science Café series is made possible by the Swan Insurance Agency/Cross Insurance.
MDI Science Cafés are offered in fulfillment of the institution’s mission to promote scientific literacy and increase public engagement with science. The popular events offer a chance to hear directly from speakers about trends in science. Short presentations delivered in everyday language are followed by lively, informal discussion.