Science series to return to Sisters


Last updated 11/15/2022 at Noon

After being derailed by the pandemic, “Frontiers in Science,” the popular lecture series presented by the Sisters Science Club, will return to The Belfry next spring.

Neuroscience and genetics will be the topics for the February and April events, featuring two accomplished researchers and teachers.

On Tuesday, February 21, Dr. Mark Pitzer of the University of Portland will focus on how to help our brains learn and retain new knowledge. Dr. Pitzer’s lecture is the perfect preface to April’s presentation on the DNA mutations that define and defy species adaptations, explained by Dr. Sarah Schaack of Reed College.

The Sisters Science Club, founded in 2011, supports science education in local schools as well as presenting public lectures for the community. The Frontiers in Science lectures were suspended in the spring of 2020; following the upcoming February and April lectures, the monthly series is expected to return in the fall for 2023-24.

“Thanks to our donors and supporters, our lectures are coming back to The Belfry,” said Cal Allen, one of the Club’s founders and current vice president of the nonprofit’s governing board. “It’s wonderful to be able to bring these great speakers to Sisters again and fill The Belfry with friends and neighbors who share a love of science.”

For more information on the activities of the Sisters Science Club, contact [email protected] or call 541-912-0750.


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