Science on Screen creatively pairs area scientists with entertaining films.
The story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage.
(Directed by Patricia Cardoso, 2002, 90 min.)
Dr. Mala Matacin is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology. She has a Ph.D.in Social Psychology with postdoctoral training in Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. Her research focuses on women’s health (primarily issues of body image and stress) and women’s leadership. She is the founder and faculty advisor for “Women for Change” whose mission is to provide a space for education and support for women in regard to feminism and body image issues.
Stephen McCaffrey and his younger brother Brian are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Brian becomes involved in arson investigation, studying a puzzling series of arson attacks ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery.
(Directed by Ron Howard, 1991, 137 min.)
David Beauregard, Senior Forensic Specialist at Travelers will discuss the forensic science behind investigating claims filed for insurance coverage of property damage caused by fires and explosions.
The extraordinary story of the astronauts of the Mars Recovery Mission, the nearly insurmountable dangers that confront the heroic crew on their journey through space, and the amazing discovery they make when they finally reach Mars.
(Directed by Brian De Palma, 2000, 114 min.)
Martha Gilmore is an Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University. Gilmore has three primary research interests on terrestrial plants: planetary geomorphology and tectonics, planetary exploration, and environmental remote sensing.
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