Natural Science Lecture Series The video lectures listed below are streamed on YouTube or in Windows Media format. March 28, 2014 - Mark T. Ford, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville "Volcanism and Plutonism in Big Bend National Park and the Generation of Magmas" October 25, 2013 - Dr. Ellen Messer, Food AnthropologistVisiting Associate Professor Tufts University, Boston, MA"Sustainable Food Systems: Counting and Countering Conflicts" October 18, 2013 - Jerry Tuttle, Senior Vice President, Platinum Reinsurance Companyand Mark M. Maxwell, Ph.D., Program Director of Actuarial Studies, University of Texas-Austin"Actuary: The Best Job in America" September 20, 2013 - Carol RehtmeyerExecutive Director, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History"STEM Grows in a Museum" April 5, 2013 - Randy BissellGeoscientist, Headington Oil LLC, Corpus Christi, TX"Barbados: A Geological Tour" February 22, 2013 - Gary Massingill, Ph.D.Geoscience Lead, Marathon Oil Canada Corporation"Oil Sand-Journey of Bitumen to Oil" November 2, 2012 - Gregg Robertson Geologist/Owner, First Rock, Inc. Corpus christi, TX "The Eagle Ford Shale: Changing Paradigms in Unconventional Resource Plays" October 26, 2012 - Robbie Gries President, Priority Oil and Gas LLC Denver, CO "From Del Mar to the Top of My Profession--a woman's journey" October 5, 2012 - Lari Joe Wallace Johnston Environmental Educator, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program "Finding My Sense of Place-Edging to the Estuary" September 21, 2012 - Dr. Donna ShaverChief, Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery "Sea Turtles of the Texas Coast" April 27, 2012 - Dr. Lucia BarkerProgram Officer, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteStudent Presentations by Molly Robertson and M. Clayton Speed“Biological Sciences Student Research at Del Mar College" March 23, 2012 - William StoweInstructor, Biology Department, Kilgore College“Apps for Education" February 24, 2012 - W. Vernon KramerAssistant Professor of Geology, Del Mar College“The 2011 University (Mars) Rover Challenge" April 29, 2011 - Dr. Lee SmeeAssistant Professor of Biology, Texas A&M Univerity-Corpus Christi“Yikes! An Introduction to the Ecology of Fear" April 8,2011 - Zaldy F. Doyungan, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Biology, Del Mar College"Genome Mapping and the Mapped Human Genome" December 3, 2010 - Dr. Daisy Zhang Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Del Mar College"The Important enzymes in the production of valuable lipids in plants" November 19, 2010 - Robert W. Maxwell, Jr. Suemaur Exploration & Production, LLC, Corpus Christi, Texas“GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE. . .CONSENSUS, CONUNDRUM, OR CO2MMON SENSE” November 12, 2010 - Jace Tunnell Project Manager with the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (CBBEP)"Managing Environmental Flows To The Nueces Bay and Delta" April 16, 2010 - Stacy Cusack Space Station Training Lead NASA, Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas"Experience of a NASA Flight Controller, Astronaut Trainer & Martian" April 9, 2010 - Peter Luthiger Operations Manager, Mestena Uranium LLC Corpus Christi, Texas"Uranium Mining in South Texas" January 22, 2010 - Norbert T. Rempe Principal Engineer/Geologist Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Carlsbad, New Mexico"Perspectives on Working Geologic Waste Repositories" October 30, 2009 - Jim SinclairCo-owner, TeXas Environmental Studies and Analysis, LLC (tx-esa.com)"Wind/Wildlife Interaction Along the Texas Coast" October 23, 2009 - Vernon KramerInstructor of Geology, Del Mar College"Life on Mars - Living and Working in a Mars Analog Environment on Earth" April 24, 2009 - Dr. Kirk CammarataAssociate Professor of Molecular and Plant Biology, Department of Physical and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi"Seagrasses Under Stress: Linkages With Epiphytic Biofilms And Eutrophication" April 17, 2009 - Louis KatzProfessor of Art, Ceramics, Department of Art, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi"Clay from Cold to Hot: A Look at the Dynamics of Firing Clay-based Ceramics" January 29, 2009 - Dr. James R. GarrisonDivision of Coastal Geology and Stratigraphy, Center for Water Supply Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi"Origin and Evolution of Padre Island Revealed by Ground-penetrating Radar" November 21, 2008 - Beth O'BrienGovernment and Community Liaison, Babcock & Brown Ltd."Harnessing the Wind of Texas" November 14, 2008 - David NewsteadWildlife Biologist, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries ProgramWind Energy on the Texas Coast: Is "Clean" Necessarily "Green"? October 17, 2008 - Dr. Egon T. Weber IIAssistant Professor, Department of Physical & Evnironmental Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi"Freshwater on Dry Island" Investigating Padre Island Freshwater Resources April 11, 2008 - Rick StrykerDirector, Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History"AFTER EXTINCTION: When Natural History Museums disappear,what will science museums be like?" March 7, 2008 - Dr.Stephen W. Ponder, MD, FAAP, CDEChildren's Diabetes & Endocrine Center, Driscoll Children's Hospital"Children of the Corn Syrup" February 22, 2008 - James R. Garrison, Jr. PhD.Research Associate, Dept. of Physical & Environmental Sciences, TAMUCC"The Geologic History of the Nueces River Valley" February 15, 2008 - W. Vernon KramerInstructor of Geology, Del Mar College"Finding Useful Minerals & Mining on Mars Isn't That Easy" November 16, 2007 - Frank G. CornishSouth Texas Explorationist, Imagine Resources, LLC"Risky Business: Oil and Gas Exploration" November 9, 2007 - Dr. L. Rex McAlileyAssistant Professor of Biology, Del Mar College"Ecology, Natural History and Conservation Geneticsof an Endangered Iguanid, Sauromalus varius" March 30, 2007 - Dr. James R. Garrison, Jr.Research Associate and Adjunct Professor of Geology, TAMUCC; Adjunct Professor of Geology, Del Mar College"Dinosaur Paleoecology: A Multidisciplinary Case-study from Utah" February 23, 2007 - Dr. Gary Jeffress Professor of Geographic Information Science at TAMUCC"The Conrad Blucher Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi:Research and Education Programs" January 26, 2007 - Dr. Carlos A. Garcia Former President, Del Mar College"Hyperglycemic Effects on the Retinal Sodium Potassium Pump" November 10, 2006 - Dr. Jaehyung Yu & Dr. Thomas McGhee Department of Physics and Geosciences, Texas A&M - Kingsville"Undergraduate Research Engagement in the GeospatialTechnology Laboratory, Texas A&M--Kingsville" November 3, 2006 - Dr. Richard L. Watson Consulting Geologist, Aransas Pass, TX"Texas Beach Erosion Caused by Engineering Changes to the Coast and Rivers" October 27, 2006 - Dr. John W. "Wes" Tunnell, Jr. Associate Director, Harte Research Institute"Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico -- Resources and Impacts" September 29, 2006 - Dr. James R. Garrison, Jr. Research Associate and Adjunct Professor of Geology, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Adjunct Professor of Geology, Del Mar College"The Neoichnology of the Microtidal Gulf Coast of Texas:Implications for Paleoecology andFacies Reconstruction in Microtidal Shoreline Systems" April 7, 2006 - Dr. Phillip Davis Professor of Computer Science, Del Mar College"GIS--Exploring the New World of Geospatial Technology" February 3, 2006 - Dr. Thomas NaehrAssistant Professor of Geology and Envitronmental Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi"Paving the Ocean Floor" October 21, 2005 - John Metz Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Corpus Christi"Weather Forecasting in South Texas" October 7, 2005 - Dale Nelson Chief Meteorologist, KRIS-TV Corpus Christi"The Christmas Eve Snowstorm" January 16, 2004 - Dr. Kenneth H. DuntonMarine Science Institute, University of Texas, Austin"Meltdown in the Alaskan Arctic: Consequences of Climate Change" November 5, 2004 - Dr. Harry ShipmanProfessor of Astronomy, University of Delaware"The Big Bang: Where the Universe Came From" November 12, 2004 - Dr. Kurt CammarataAssociate Professor of Biology, TAMUCC"Genomics: Biological Discovery in the 21st Century"