Speaker Date Topic
Club meeting Dec 12, 2017
Presentation by Fisher Middle School Music Program
Presentation by Fisher Middle School Music Program

The image is of member Dan Snyder with one of the acoustic shells the club donated to the Fisher Middle School using 2016-2017 District grant funds.

Dr. Isaiah Nengo Dec 19, 2017
Alesi: The Life, Death, and Discovery of an Ancester
Alesi: The Life, Death, and Discovery of an Ancester

The recent discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil infant ape skull has offered a rare glimpse of what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The fossil, nick- named “Alesi,” belongs to a newly named species called Nyanzapithecus alesi. Alesi was discovered in a place called Napudet in Turkana, Kenya, by John Ekusi, a member of Dr. Isaiah Nengo’s research team. Alesi was scanned with high powered x-rays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, revealing the skull’s internal structures in stunning detail. In this talk, Dr. Nengo will share the story of finding this rare fossil and discuss the secrets that cutting-edge technology has uncovered about the life of this ancient infant.

Dr. Isaiah Nengo was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He is an associate director and research professor at the Turkana Basin Institute, Stony Brook University. He holds a BS in zoology and botany from the University of Nairobi and a PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National Museums of Kenya and the University of Nairobi in 2012/13. Dr. Nengo’s research focuses on the search for the ancestors of apes and humans in Africa. He is the recipient of five Leakey Foundation Research Grants.

 

No Regular Club Meeting This Week Dec 26, 2017
Club Assembly - No guest Speaker Jan 02, 2018
Club Financial Update
Club Financial Update

Happy new year to all members at the start of 2018.

 

This meeting will be a club assembly with no guest speaker. President Suzanne will update the membership on recent changes in the club's handling of philanthropic issues. Member Marty Fishman will be presenting an update on his Seeing Again Guatemala project.