[caption id="attachment_34814" align="aligncenter" width="386"]<img class=" wp-image-34814" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/10\/PolenovaVirus.jpg" alt="" width="386" height="534" \/> Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture Tatyana Polenova with model of HIV virus[\/caption]\r\n<h1>On Friday, Nov. 2, at 5:45 p.m., Tatyana Polenova, Ph.D. will give a talk entitled, \u201cThe Critical Role of Natural Sciences and Science Education in a Sustainable Society\u201d in the Roland P. Sharp Alumni Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg.<\/h1>\r\nMembers of the community are invited to attend, and her discussion of the importance of scientific endeavors and science education should be of great interest to people in our area that are involved in science education of all types. A taco bar will be available to those in attendance beginning at 5 p.m. in the alumni center. For more information call 304-646-0602.\r\n\r\nDr. Polenova is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on understanding structure, dynamics, and function of biomolecular assemblies, and her studies of AIDS virus protein assemblies have particular relevance to medicine. The Greenbrier Valley Chapter of Sigma Xi (a scientific research honor society) and its home institution, WVSOM, are cosponsors of the presentation.