Humanists Explore Womens’ Scientific Achievements Oct. 7

 The Central Colorado Humanists will present “Women in Science and Their Discoveries” by Silas Gonzales at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Salida Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Avenue.

    Over thousands of years, women have made significant contributions to the advancement of science, often despite having to overcome tremendous odds. Some of these great women are obscure and not well known; others have become popular legends. 
 Hear the story of the woman, for instance, who should have shared the Nobel Prize for learning the structure of human DNA, along with her famous colleagues, James Watson and Francis Crick, and many other stories. This presentation will highlight women’s accomplishments in science from ancient times to the modern era.

     Si Gonzales is a retired mathematician and computer scientist. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and developed engineering software during a 35-year career. He has presented programs previously for the Humanists’ Science Sunday.

   The Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A discussion and light refreshments will follow the talk. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, visit centralcoloradohumanists.org, or our Facebook page.

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