July 21, 2017 – Stirring things up

Grounds for Science

with Kimberly Huynh 

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Scarlet City Espresso Bar

You might not notice it, but thermal convection is all around you. This process refers to temperature-driven motions of molecules and it varies in magnitude, ranging from swirls of pattern in your morning milk and coffee to wind circulation across the globe. Come learn more about convection’s presence everywhere, from frying pans to wetlands, and why it matters.

Thermal convection

Thermal convection!

image: Connie/Flickr

Kimberly Huynh

Kimberly Huynh is a 3rd year PhD student at UC Berkeley. She uses her interdisciplinary training in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering to understand the relationship between fluid motion in wetlands and the release of greenhouse gases from wetland soils into the atmosphere. Her past fieldwork has brought her to Chile and New Zealand; her current work has her exploring rice paddies in Arkansas. In her free time, she likes to read, run long distances, and bake needlessly extravagant treats.

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