The lecture was the first in a series offered through Lectures on the Hill, which promotes college-level thinking through a partnership between Fort Lewis College and DHS. Students in the program have the opportunity to take part in four different lectures this year. They practice inquiry, note taking and collaboration in a college setting while surrounded by their own peers.
For the September lecture, Dr. Haaland presented on sprites which are electrical discharges that appear in the upper stratosphere and mesosphere above thunderheads. Following the lecture Dr. Haaland joined students for dinner in the college cafeteria. Students got their questions answered and were able to engage in a dialogue with Dr. Haaland.
Lectures on the Hill is perfect for diverse, talented, and intellectually-sophisticated students who are willing to challenge themselves and their peers in a college setting. It also encourages college attendance by providing students the opportunity to experience a taste of life on a college campus.