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June 29, 2006 — The Utah Science Center’s “Science in Society” free public dialog series will present “Fire!” on Thursday July 6, 2006 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the main downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South.

With wildfires burning out of control across the state and a month of fireworks still to come, Utah is on high alert when it comes to fire danger. “Fire!” will bring together experts on how fires start, spread and are fought-to engage the public is a lively and informative discussion.

Featured guests and area of expertise include:

Jennifer Spinti
research associate in chemical
engineering, University of Utah
Simulation of transport-related fires

Mary Ann Jenkins
adjunct associate professor
in meteorology, University of Utah
Numerical modeling of wildfires

Chris Gibson
senior meteorologist
National Weather Service
Weather forecasting

Edward Delgado
predictive services manager,
Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center
Wildland fire operations


The “Science in Society” public dialogue series is sponsored bi-monthly by the Utah Science Center ( “Science in Society” brings timely and sometimes controversial topics to the public in an understandable and informative manner. The dialogues are presented in an interactive, non-lecture style with public dialogue as the major objective. “Science in Society” is co-sponsored by The Salt Lake City Public Library, KCPW and The Leonardo.

The Utah Science Center, along with Global Artways (, Salt Lake City”s arts education program, and the Center for Documentary Arts ( are founding partners in The Leonardo, an art, culture and science center with a multidisciplinary approach. Scheduled to open in spring 2008, the mission of The Leonardo is to create opportunities for visitors to become participants by exploring “new ways of seeing” their world, themselves and each other.