News

“SCIALOGUE” Developing Effective Communication in Scientists

Undergraduate scientists were given the valuable opportunity to present their research in the Science Center’s new event series, Scialogue.

At Scialogue, student scientists can register for a slot to present their research projects. They can choose between the 2-minute “Elevator Talk”, a 5-minute “Data Blitz”, or a 10 minute Regular Presentation. Immediately after the students speak the audience can ask questions or give feedback, highlighting their strengths and providing constructive criticism to improve their talk.

(Distributed February 7, 2014)

Science Center Photographers Needed

The Science Center is currently hiring student photographers to capture events, exhibits, and more.  Photographer hours will depend upon the upcoming event schedule, as well as the student's availability during event times. If you are interested in this position, please send samples of work and letter of intent to Noah Schlottman. (Distributed February 7, 2014)

Looking for Spira Engineering Camp Coordinators

Spira Engineering Camp is looking to hire coordinators to help run this summer's camp! Spira encourages Providence high school girls to explore math and science through hands-on activities, interactive lessons, field trips, and visits from guest speakers. Email spira@brown.edu for an application (that will be due on Friday, February 14) and come to our walk-in information session on Monday, Feb. 10, 7-8 PM at the Barus and Holley Lobby!

(Distributed February 6, 2014)

Race and Gender in the Scientific Community

Design and take a course on how the scientific community interacts with issues of race and gender! Under the guidance of faculty sponsor Cornelia Dean, science writer and former science editor of the New York Times, a new GISP in Fall 2014 will study who does science, why that is the case, and how we can address issues of representation here at Brown. The GISP curriculum will be developed this spring by the students who will take the class in the Fall. (Distributed February 6, 2014)