Dr. Amanda Glaze, assistant professor of middle grades and secondary education at Georgia Southern University, will be the featured speaker for two public science lectures set Thursday and Friday.
The events are free and open to the public. They will be held on the campuses of TJC and UT Tyler.
Glaze specializes in science teacher education, evolution education research and outreach, and professional development. She alternates her time between the classroom and the field.
The first lecture, entitled “Reflections of an Evangelist Evolutionary Biologist: Walking in a World of Science and Faith,” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Apache Rooms of Rogers Student Center on the TJC main campus.
In her second lecture, set for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the UT Tyler University Theatre, Glaze will discuss “Mind and Soul: Intersections of Science and Faith in the Push for Science Literacy.” A reception with free food and beverages will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.
The events, which are part of annual Darwin Day activities, are sponsored by TJC, UT Tyler, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, Discovery Science Place, UT Tyler Ingenuity Center, the National Science Foundation, and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
For more information, go to darwindaytyler.org.