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Science in the News: When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Invisibility, Immortality, and Mammoth Monsters

posted Apr 8, 2015, 2:25 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

Science in the News Presents – When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Invisibility, Immortality, and Mammoth Monsters

Tuesday April 21, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St, New Haven
Wednesday April 29, James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford
6:30pm-7:30pm

In this month’s Science in the News talk, we delve into the world of fantasy and explore whether science can make it a reality. Can we create an invisibility cloak like the one Harry Potter used to sneak around Hogwarts? Can we develop a modern day fountain of youth? Could Jurassic Park really happen? Three Yale scholars will answer these questions and more! Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses interesting and important scientific topics in a fun and understandable way.

Check out our flyer below!


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Science in the News: Ebola Explosion! Barriers, Blood, and Bad Press

posted Feb 8, 2015, 9:53 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

Join us for the first Science in the News talk of the 2015 season!

NOTICE: The first Science in the News talk will be in Rosenfeld Hall (109 Grove Street), not at the New Haven Public Library! We are sorry for any confusion.

In this month’s Science in the News talk, we explore the Ebola outbreak! Where did the Ebola virus come from and why does it make us sick? What are the public health ramifications of such a dramatic outbreak? What role does the media play in shaping our reaction? Three scholars from Yale will answer these questions and more!

Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses important science topics in an understandable way. Join us at Rosenfeld Hall, Tuesday February 17th @ 6:30pm.

Flyer below!

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Audition for Science in the News!

posted Oct 8, 2014, 2:36 PM by Yale Science Diplomats   [ updated Oct 8, 2014, 2:39 PM ]

Science in the News Auditions

6:00pm-8:00pm

Oct 21, 27, and Nov 3rd – SHM I-116 (333 Cedar St)

Oct 22 and 29 – ESC 110 (21 Sachem St)

Sign-up here! »


Teach the public about science! Become a better speaker! Meet other like-minded scientists interested in science communication and outreach! Audition to be a speaker for Science in the News, a public lecture series for the New Haven Community. Auditions are easy and low-key--just give a 5 min talk geared towards non-scientists on any topic and come ready to discuss other topics that interest you. Auditions run between Oct 21st and Nov 3rd so sign up now!


Sign-up and get more info online or contact sciencediplomats@gmail.com.



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Public chemistry demonstrations with Bassam Shakhashiri

posted Oct 7, 2014, 6:48 PM by Yale Science Diplomats   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 5:02 PM ]

See chemistry in action!  A night of colorful and explosive experiments with Bassam Shakhashiri



Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

6:00-7:00pm

Sterling Chemistry Lab, room 110

225 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT


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Join us for a night of flames, smoke and color-changing liquids! Professor Bassam Shakhashiri brings the lab right to you. His stunning demonstrations will explain some of the chemistry happening all around us every day. This event is free, open to the public, and is perfect for adults and kids of all ages!

 

Dr. Shakhashiri is an expert at communicating science. He has performed hundreds of public chemistry demonstrations around the world for people of all ages. Each year during the holidays, he does a televised science demonstration extravaganza, now in its 45th year. His message is clear: science is fun, exciting, and crucial for improving modern society.

 

Most of all, Dr. Shakhashiri believes that scientific knowledge is a public good that must be shared with everyone! He has devoted his career to bringing science out of the lab and sharing it with students, parents, and teachers. He has published a 5 volume series of handbooks for using chemistry demonstrations in the classroom. In 2002, he founded the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, which maintains an excellent website (scifun.org) full of teaching resources, videos, and science experiments you can do at home.

 

Dr. Shakhashiri has led the scientific community as a strong advocate for education and outreach. He served as the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, and the President of the American Chemical Society. He has received numerous awards for his research, education, and advocacy including the 2013 Carl Sagan Award for the Public Understanding of Science.



Parking: Free parking available at the Peabody Museum (Lot 22) and Ingalls rink (Lot 19).

Directions: Map

Yale parking lot 19 serves Yale’s Ingalls Ice Rink located at the corner of Prospect Street and Sachem Street. These lots are best for handicap accessibility. To get to Sterling Chem Lab, walk North on Prospect St. You will pass Sage Hall, then Sloan Physics Lab, and then there will be a walkway on your right leading up to Sterling Chem Lab (which will be on your left).

 

Yale lot 22 serves the Peabody Museum. The entrance to this lot is at the corner of Whitney Ave & Humphrey St. Upon entering the lot, follow to the stop sign, and turn left to Lot 22 to park. JW Gibbs Lab is the large aqua colored building on the small hill, directly behind of Lot 22. To get to Sterling Chem Lab, walk up the stairs on the right side of Gibbs. At the top of the stairs, angle left toward the tall brick-colored building across the green. After you pass this building on your left, angle right toward Prospect Street. Sterling Chem Lab will be on your right.

Science in the News - Quantum Computing

posted May 15, 2014, 6:02 PM by Yale Science Diplomats   [ updated May 15, 2014, 6:03 PM ]

Don't miss the final SITN talk of the year! Details below:



Title:  Science in the News - Quantum Computing

Date:  Tuesday, 5/27/14

Time:  6:30-7:30pm

Location:  New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room (133 Elm St.)


This month we bring you into a world so incredibly tiny that the normal rules of physics don’t apply! In this “quantum world” the science fiction of teleportation suddenly becomes a reality. Building a quantum computer will enable us to solve hard problems we could never solve before!

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students and postdocs that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funded by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.

Science in the News: Life Finds a Way

posted Mar 12, 2014, 9:49 AM by Yale Science Diplomats

Science in the News presents: Life finds a way:  Origins on Earth, in Space, and in the Womb 
Tuesday, March 25th, 6.30 pm
New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room, 133 Elm St.

This month Science in the News will tackle some of the biggest questions about life: How did life start and what does it mean to be alive? What actually happens on a cellular level during human reproduction, and what assisted reproductive technologies are currently available? Could life exist on other planets -- What have we found, what are we looking for, and what should I keep in mind if I launch my own extraterrestrial voyage?

Hear three Yale scientists answer these questions and any others you may have, Tuesday March 25th at 6:30pm at the New Haven Free Public Library!

Science in the News: Tissue Regeneration

posted Feb 16, 2014, 10:29 AM by Yale Science Diplomats

Planaria are tiny worms that can be cut into hundreds of pieces and still regenerate a whole new worm! Come learn about how these amazing organisms do it and get a chance to see some live planaria!  We will be discussing many aspects of regeneration biology, from stem cells to growing whole organs in the lab! 

Title:  Science in the News: Tissue Regeneration
Date:  February 25th, 2014
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Place: New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St
Admission: Free!

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funding is provided by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.

Lecture and Workshop: A Taste of Policy Making

posted Feb 9, 2014, 4:38 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

Come learn about policy careers and participate in a hands-on workshop on policy debate! Co-hosted with the Career Network for Student Scientists and Postdocs at Yale (CNSPY) and led by Dr. Wendy Hall of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this two-day event is a great opportunity to get a taste of policy making.

See the flyer below for more details:

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Science in the News: Your Personal Zoo

posted Jan 17, 2014, 12:42 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

The first SITN talk of the year is coming up fast! The title of the talk is Your Personal Zoo: Microbial Diversity and Our Health.

Most of the cells in your body are not human -- they’re bacteria!  Come learn about the bacteria living in your gut and what they mean for your health! 

Date:     1/28/14
Time:     6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:     New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room
Street:     133 Elm St.

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students and postdocs that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funding provided by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.

Flyer below:

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Audition for Science in the News!

posted Nov 3, 2013, 10:45 AM by Yale Science Diplomats

Dates: Nov 5th, 6th, 11th, and 14th (or by appointment)

Details: Teach the public about your field!  Become a better speaker!  Meet other like-minded scientists who are interested in science communication and outreach!  Audition to be a speaker for Science in the News, a lecture series for adults and kids in the New Haven Community. Auditions are easy and low-key --  just give a 5 min talk on any science topic you're excited about. Auditions run between Nov 5th and 14th so sign up now!

Sign-up and get more info here: tinyurl.com/SITN-2013


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