Conversations about science are often contained to lecture halls, laboratories, and libraries. The dialogue stays within scientist to scientist, and people outside academia often have no idea what their local scientists are doing. The Science Café event series is a global initiative that wants to change this idea. As a grassroots movement that started in Europe, Science Cafés take science out of inclusive academia and transplants it into a local pub, bookstore, library, or coffee shop.
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!