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Virtual Speaker Series Continues Through MJC
Jeff Mirocha

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) will be offering a presentation by atmospheric scientist Jeff Mirocha speaking on the topic of “What the COVID-19 Pandemic Taught Us About the Climate System”. The program is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. remotely through Zoom. All interested are encouraged to sign up for this virtual event; go to

Jeff Mirocha is an atmospheric scientist in the Atmosphere, Earth and Energy Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where for over 15 years he has contributed to numerous projects involving geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric dispersion, and renewable energy. Mirocha also teaches within the Meteorology and Climate Science department at San Jose State University. He holds B.S. and B.A. degrees in Geography and Mathematics from Arizona State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where his dissertation research focused on climate change processes in the Arctic.

The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) lecture series has operated since 1990 to foster science education in the community for youths through adults. Once a month during the academic year, MAPS offers stimulating free science programming, bringing educators and local citizens into contact with scientists and mind-expanding ideas.

For more information about the MAPS program, contact Catherine Tripp at