The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Colloquium is a speaker series designed to expose science students to a variety of fields and topics. We often feature alumni and community members. Talks often feature exciting descriptions of cutting-edge research as well as career path advice for aspiring NSM students.
Environmental Engineer Chris Holcomb '07 is the scheduled guest and his topic is, "From Fire and Ice to The Frontiers of Turd Science: Adventures in Environmental Studies." Holcomb has been a trout biologist in Idaho, a Grand Canyon fire ecologist, a heavy equipment mechanic’s assistant in Antarctica, and a self-employed consultant at massive renewable energy projects in the Mojave Desert. He is now a sales manager involved in all aspects of commercializing technology that converts industrial quantities of human waste into biochar. Chris will provide insight into careers in environmental innovation, solutions to the global problem of sanitation, and stories from along the way.