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February 2018

Coffee and Viz — Visualizing the Invisible: Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars and X-Ray Binaries

February 16 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

Physicist John Blondin will take you on an astronomical journey from massive stars to gravitational waves using visualizations from current research in computational astrophysics.

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Tashni-Ann Dubroy: 2018 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture

February 22 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Witherspoon Student Center, Sankofa Room, 2810 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC

NC State chemistry alumna and Howard University executive vice president Tashni-Ann Dubroy will speak on diversity and inclusivity on college campuses.

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Crossroads Series: Michael Specter

February 22 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hunt Library Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

In the next Crossroads Series talk, The New Yorker's Michael Specter will discuss how opposition to the idea that data drives progress affects public debates over issues like vaccines and climate change.

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March 2018

Why Is the Numerical Modeling of Tropical Cyclones So Challenging?

March 14 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
D.H. Hill Library, Multimedia Seminar Center, 2 W Broughton Dr
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

In this talk, Gary Lackmann will review some of the scientific and computational challenges around modeling tropical cyclones and describe some of the techniques being used to overcome them.

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Pi Day Career Exploration Extravaganza

March 14 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attend this Pi Day event to learn more about career prospects in math and statistics fields.

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Women in Data Science Panel

March 15 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
D. H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum, 2 W. Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC

Join NC State statistics professor Alyson Wilson and other female data scientists to learn about the skills needed in this growing specialty and how data science manifests in different disciplines.

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Brain and Behavior Night

March 15 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join NC State scientists and other prominent neuroscientists for a night of exploring the brain and behavior connection.

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Coffee and Viz: Visual Mathematics

March 16 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hunt Library, Teaching and Visualization Lab, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

Radmila Sazdanović will present vignettes illustrating the role of visualizations in mathematics.

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SciChat: Ants

March 23 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join ant expert Adrian Smith to learn more about trap-jaw ants.

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‘Beyond Curie’ Exhibit Opening Discussion

March 24 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Neuroscientist and artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya will discuss her Beyond Curie exhibit, which celebrates lesser-known women scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

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