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Professor Brimhall will discuss PISA test scores in a global marketplace, K-12 education challenges, and the importance of writing and effective communication for scientists and engineers. He will address earth resource issues and human health, as well as the importance of history and humanities studies for all professionals.

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In the 1970's, George Brimhall was a mine geologist in Butte and project geologist for the Anaconda Company's exploration of Butte's deep porphyry mineralization. He went on to hold professorships at john Hopkins University and UC Berkeley. In 1980 he received the Lindgren Award for research and exploration management of Butte's Pre-Mainstage mineralization. He received the Noyce Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001. He's past chair of the NSF panel for the Undergraduate Education Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Program, and served on the advisory panel fo the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing that developed subject matter requirements for new K-12 teachers. He now manages Clementine Exploration.