From the classic hand turkey to Velcro to complex nanotubes drawing on viral capsids -- humans have been looking to nature for answers for many moons. Are you one of them? In the world of design, using biomimicry means incorporating elements of an organically occurring system.
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)