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August 2019

Live From the International Space Station

August 30 | 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a live video Q&A with NASA astronaut and NC State physics alumna Christina Koch, who is currently serving as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. In addition to the conversation with Koch, the program will…

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Live From the International Space Station

August 30 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a live video Q&A with NASA astronaut and NC State physics alumna Christina Koch, who is currently serving as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. In addition to the conversation with Koch, the program will…

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September 2019

Public Science Workshop: Project Evaluation, Quick and Dirty

September 16 | 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

Project evaluation: the words we dread to hear. This Public Science workshop will show you how to make the task efficient and worthwhile. Bring a project, real or imagined, for brainstorming and sharing. Free, but registration is requested. Bring a…

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The Superheavy Story: Adventures at the Edge of the Periodic Table

September 17 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kit Chapman will tell the thrilling history of creating elements past uranium — from the first steps during the Manhattan Project to the modern experiments rewriting our understanding of the chemical world. From flying planes into mushroom clouds to some…

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Coffee & Viz: Visualizing Functional Morphology

Digital methods are revolutionizing the way functional morphologists conduct research. In this talk, two researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences, associate professor Adam Hartstone-Rose and postdoc Edwin Dickinson, will discuss how these approaches are improving the visualization of the…

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BugFest 2019

Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. The event provides an opportunity to interact with entomologists and other scientists to continue learning about the fascinating world of bugs. It also…

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Workshop: Andy Binder on a Practical Approach to Message Testing

September 30 | 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm

If you’re doing public-facing science, you likely want to engage your audiences more deeply. We all tend to fall back on intuition and experience when designing our messages. But why not throw a little science at the problem? In this…

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October 2019

Science Writing for Younger Audiences

October 28 | 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

In celebration of the publication of the young reader’s edition of Cat Warren’s What the Dog Knows, we’re going to gather to discuss the special joys and challenges of communicating science to younger audiences. Join two authors who have gone through…

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November 2019

Science Cafe: A Primate With a Panda’s Thumb?!

November 14 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) are among the weirdest mammals in the world, and they are definitely the weirdest primate! They are not only the largest nocturnal primates in the world, they are the only primates with ever-growing incisors, a bizarre thin…

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The Perils and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Scholarship

November 18 | 12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

This presentation traces the history of NC State’s cluster hiring program (The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program), begun in 2011, and particularly focuses on the challenges of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, first to be included in the program and, once…

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