Science and environment film series starts Jan. 18

January 09, 2012

The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Jan. 18 with "Welcome to the Nanoworld," a documentary exploring the emergence of nanotechnology. All films are shown at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, in Room 105 of the Deike Building on the University Park campus of Penn State, and admission is free. The full schedule is listed here.

Jan. 18: "Welcome to the Nanoworld!" (Part 1) – 52 minutes
From micro to nano: the emergence of nanotechnology

Jan. 25: "Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice" – 56 minutes
The story of the Phoenix Lander from its arrival on Mars through the completion of its mission.

Feb. 1: "The Great Squeeze" (Part 1) – 34 minutes
Environmental crises have the Earth at crossroads. Can we transition to a sustainable economy?

Feb. 8: "The Great Squeeze" (Part 2) – 35 minutes

Feb. 15: "Welcome to the Nanoworld!" (Part 2) – 52 minutes
Applications of nanotechnology

Feb. 22: "Emergency Mine Rescue: An Engineering Triumph in Chile"– 60 minutes
Chronicles the Chilean miners’ 69-day ordeal and their rescue.

Feb. 29: "The History of Science: Can We Have Unlimited Power?" – 50 minutes
Reveals how wind, solar, and atomic energy is harnessed today and how these sources might be used in the future.

March 7: No Film – Spring Break

March 14: "Welcome to the Nanoworld!" (Part 3) – 52 minutes
The promise of nanomedicine

March 21: "Sweet Crude" (Part 1) – 47 minutes
The story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta impacts of crude oil on the people and the environment.

March 28: "Sweet Crude" (Part 2) – 47 minutes
The story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta impacts of crude oil on the people and the environment.

April 4: "China Quake" – 49 minutes
An engrossing look at the 2008 earthquake in China, one of the most destructive ever recorded.

April 11: "Welcome to the Nanoworld!" (Part 4) – 52 minutes
Nanoparticles and mega-fears: debating the risks of nanotechnology

April 18: "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" (Part 1) – 45 minutes
Will wars of the future be fought over water as today’s wars are fought over oil?

April 25: "Blue Gold: World Water Wars" (Part 2) – 45 minutes

For more information, or for accommodations or questions about the physical access provided, call Ignacio Sanchez at 814-865-3720.


Last Updated January 11, 2012