- Visiting Author Program
- Previous Authors
Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects As Weapons Of War (ISBN: 978-0-19-973353-8)
Dr. Jeffrey A. Lockwood, Professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wyoming, Winner of the Pushcart Prize and the John Burroughs Award.
Our Visiting Author Program, begun in 1993, reflects thinking and development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts rich in history and culture. The visiting author series also addresses more general development in human thinking and education and towards this goal we endeavor to choose books that will interest a wide audience.
Please join us for our 15th Visiting Author presentation with
Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
6:30 - 8 p.m., at L.C. Bird HS auditorium
More information about book and author
Dr. Lockwood will present an overview of his book, Six-Legged Soldiers:
Using Insects As Instruments Of War, followed by comments and questions from a distinguished panel of students, teachers, and guests as well as comments and questions from the audience.
Book signing and light refreshments to follow.
How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines, 2006
Dr. John Lienhard, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and History at the University of Houston, and host of the NPR radio program “The Engines of Ingenuity.”
“In How Invention Begins, Lienhard reconciles the ends of invention with the individual leaps upon which they are built, illuminating the vast web of individual inspirations that lie behind whole technologies.”
Visiting Author Flyer for Inventions Evening Panel Discussion
Visiting Author Contest for Inventions
Ashley Reed, L.C. Bird High School — Read winning essay
Caleb Shipman, Midlothian Middle School — Read winning essay
From the Visit
Dr. Lienhard during his visit with Jeremy Lloyd, Science Instructional Specialist, Yvonne Pfluger, science teacher of Cosby High and Dr. Agrawal from Virginia State University.
Dr. Lienhard speaks with Monacan High students after a book signing session.
Objectives for Our Visiting Author Program
- Students and community experience front-line Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) writing and thinking
- Encourage interdisciplinary thinking and learning
- Provide students with real-world writing opportunities
- Join a broad community of learners
Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and life, by Richard Jones (2008)
|Visiting science author Dr. Richard Jones speaks to a Biochemical Engineering class at Bird High.|
The Genomic Revolution: Unveiling the unity of life, by Michael Yudell (2003)
Secret Agents: The menace of emerging infections, by Madeline Drexler (2002)
Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: Listen to the sounds of space and time, by Marcia Bartusiak (2001)
The Earth in Turmoil, by Kerry Sieh (2000)
Fearsome Fauna, by Roger Knutson (1999)
Atmosphere, Climate, and Change, by Thomas Graedel (1998)
The 2nd Law: Energy, chaos, and form, by Peter Atkins (1997)
From Quarks to the Cosmos: Tools of discovery, Leon Lederman (1996)
The Honey Bee, by James Gould (1995)
Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the simple and the complex
by Murray Gell-Mann (1994)
The Mathematical Tourist: Snapshots of modern mathematics, by Ivars Peterson (1993)
The Shadows of Creation: Dark matter and the structure of the universe, by David Schramm (1993)