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Science @ BAR – The Science of Beer

posted Jan 31, 2016, 4:14 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

Science @ BAR – The Science of Beer

Mon, Feb 22nd, 7pm – BAR (254 Crown St)

Yale Science Diplomats present the first iteration of Science @ BAR. Come hear from three Yale graduate students about the science of beer -- from beermaking to the role of alcohol in the history of medicine and its effects on the human brain. Enjoy BAR pizza, beer, and lots of free giveaways including a homebrewing kit and swag from local breweries. 

For more information see this facebook event page or contact us at sciencediplomats@gmail.com

Supported with funding from the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate and Yale McDougal Graduate Student Life.


Science in the News - Distortion of Perception: From brain to mind to behavior

posted Jan 31, 2016, 4:11 PM by Yale Science Diplomats   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 4:13 PM ]


Science in the News Presents - Distortion of Perception: From brain to mind to behavior

Mon, Feb 8th, 7:00pmMilford Public Library (57 New Haven Ave)
Thurs, Feb 11th, 6:30pm – New Haven Free Public Library (133 Elm St)
Wed, Feb 17th, 7:00pm – Guilford Free Library (67 Park St)

For our first Science in the News talk, we will explore the brain! How does our brain control how we perceive the world around us? How does this perception ultimately dictate our behavior? Can our brain be tricked into believing things that may not be true? Joins us as three Yale scholars answer these questions and more! Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses important science topics in an understandable way.


SITN Videos Now Available on YouTube!

posted Sep 17, 2015, 8:59 AM by Yale Science Diplomats

Did you miss any of our Science in the News talks from last year? We have good news for you - most of them are online! Check out our Science in the News YouTube page to catch up on any of the lectures you may have missed!

Audition for Science in the News!

posted Sep 9, 2015, 1:39 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

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, an annual public lecture series for the New Haven Community. Auditions are easy and low-key--just give a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation geared towards non-scientists on any topic and come ready to discuss other topics that interest you. Auditions run between Sept 21st and Sept 30th so sign up now! Follow this sign up link to get more info and reserve a slot.

For more info contact 
sciencediplomats@gmail.com.


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Science in the News Presents – Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future

posted May 5, 2015, 9:35 PM by Yale Science Diplomats

Science in the News Presents – Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future
Tuesday May 19th, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St, New Haven
Tuesday May 26th, James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford
6:30pm-7:30pm

How can oil, germs, and our own immune system lead to a cure for cancer? By thinking like an engineer, basic scientists have developed ground-breaking tools and technologies that use unusual and even counter-intuitive methods to help us eradicate cancer. Come listen as three Yale scientists discuss these Medicines of the Future! Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses important scientific topics for a general audience.


*Refreshments will be provided


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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.

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