Have you ever or will you serve jury duty? You might want to attend this free community talk at BUGSS THIS FRIDAY!
Join us this Friday night at 7pm for another free community talk at BUGSS!!!
We welcome our local expert Dr. Jeffrey Kukucka, Assistant Professor; Psychology & Law from Towson University!! Thank you Jeff for your time and knowledge!
Seeing with Your Brain: Cognitive Bias in the Forensic Sciences
Over 2,000 cases of wrongful conviction have been discovered in the United States, and forensic science errors have been found in an alarming 24% of these cases. A growing body of research suggests that some such errors may be due to confirmation bias -- i.e., the innate and unconscious tendency to interpret information in ways that validate one's pre-existing beliefs. This talk will review (a) the psychology of cognitive bias, (b) the causes and effects of cognitive bias in the forensic sciences, and (c) ongoing reform efforts to address the problem.
Get your tickets to save your seats here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-night-dr-jeff-kukucka-seeing-with-your-brain-cognitive-bias-in-the-forensic-sciences-tickets-33867796491
Friday May 12th at 7pm - Free talk for the community!
Antibiotics, hormones, and personal care products in the Chesapeake Bay watershed -- With Dr. Lee Blaney
We Marylanders are incredibly fortunate to live with such a majestic and valuable resource, the Chesapeake Bay. Come join us at BUGSS for an informal community talk about research from one of our local scientists, Dr. Lee Blaney, about the toxicity of contaminates in our Bay. Learn what you might be able to do to help as a citizen scientist or a concerned advocate!
Save your seat NOW!! Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-antibiotics-hormones-personal-care-products-in-the-chesapeake-bay-tickets-33660171479
Our awesome speaker: Lee Blaney received his BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from Lehigh University. In 2011, he finished his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering at UMBC. Since that time, Lee has established a research program focused on (1) the occurrence, fate, transport, and toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern in natural and engineered systems and (2) resource recovery from agricultural waste. His projects are predominantly supported by the National Science Foundation programs in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemical Sciences, and Environmental Sustainability.
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