Science Cafe Columbia #5

The fifth installment of Science Cafe Columbia is Monday, June 9th @ 6pm, at Broadway Brewery with Dr. Susan Nagel: “What the Frack?”.

Valuable natural gas is increasingly being extracted from underground rock deposits using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” for short. Some chemicals used in this process possibly disrupt the normal business of hormones in the human body.

MU professor Susan Nagel starts us off on a discussion of these chemicals and sorts out the science behind concerns that they are getting into the water supply.

Please “Join” the event at Science Cafe Columbia and “Invite” all of your friends.

If you have any questions please email us at ScapeMizzou [at] missouri.com.

Como Science Susan Nagel

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Figure Design Workshop

Chemistry professor and SCAPE faculty coordinator, Dr. Jason Cooley, along with Chemistry graduate student, Jian Xiong, will be covering the whys and hows of figure design and data visualization.

The purpose of any graphical representation is to clearly and effectively communicate information. But often one has to wade through text, figure legends, and inaccessible figures to ascertain the information. In this workshop, we will learn how to better communicate information through our figure design.

If possible, please send Dr. Cooley (cooleyjw [at] missouri.edu) a figure prior to coming. We will have an opportunity to get feedback on how effective our figures are and learn what can be done to improve them.

Jian Xiong is going to give us a tutorial on the basics of Illustrator, so bring a computer with Illustrator if you have it.

The Workshop will be held in Room 107 in the Life Sciences Center. Please join the Facebook event and invite all of your friends to join you.

Please send any questions to ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com.

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Science Cafe Columbia #4

The fourth installment of Science Cafe Columbia is Monday, May 12th, at Broadway Brewery with Dr. Tim Evans: “Tantalizing and Toxic”.

Dr. Evans will start a conversation about our deadly planet and the chemicals that lurk within.

Please “Join” the event at Science Cafe Columbia and “Invite” all of your friends.

If you have any questions please email us at ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com.

Como Science Tim Evans

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SciDish, Science Quest and Particle Fever

SCAPE will be meeting for SciDish on Wednesday, May 7, at 5 pm at RagTag Cinema.  We will be discussing the upcoming Science Quest event (May 21-22) with Dr. Lanika Ruzhitskaya.

We will also discuss an article about implementing science communication into graduate education.  Please email ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com for the pdf.

If you are interested, at 6 pm, RagTag will be host to a special showing of Particle Fever, the T/F Film Festival hit.  Following the showing, there will be a Q&A session about communicating science with Dr. Angela Speck, Dr. Debi Hanuscin and Harrison Knoll.

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Science Cafe Columbia #3

The third installment of Science Cafe Columbia is Monday, April 14th, at Broadway Brewery with Dr. Mike Urban: “A Climate of Uncertainty”.

Dr. Urban will talk about the challenges of communicating climate science in a world beset with political polarization.

Please “Join” the event at Science Cafe Columbia and “Invite” all of your friends.

To keep up-to-date on future Science Cafe Columbia events please “Like” their Facebook page or SCAPE’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions please email us at ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com.

Como Science Mike Urban

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Elevator Pitches and Persuasive Speaking Workshop

Attention, SCAPE Community:

SCAPE is proud to present Mary Barile who will be leading us in a workshop on elevator pitches and persuasive speaking.

The workshop will be held on Monday, April 7th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Bond LSC Room 107. Please let us know that you are coming by Joining the event on Facebook and invite all of your colleagues.

Please email ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com if you have any questions.

Dr. Barile is the Associate Director of the Office of Grant Writing and Publications in the MU Office of Research and earned her PhD in theatre history from MU.

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Science Cafe Columbia #2

We hope all the SCAPErs were able to make it to the second Science Cafe Columbia event yesterday.

To keep up-to-date on future Science Cafe Columbia events please “Like” their Facebook page or SCAPE’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions please email us at ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com.

Como Science Cafe Schultz

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Acting and Nonverbal Communication Workshop

Attention, SCAPE Community:

We are proud to present Suzanne Burgoyne, Professor of Directing, Script Analysis, and Theatre of the Oppressed, who will be leading us in a workshop focused on acting and nonverbal communication for presentations.

The meeting will be held tomorrow, Feb. 12th, from 6-9 pm in Ag. Lab 28 and we will have free pizza!

Please email ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com if you have any questions.

For more information and a map see the Facebook advertisement.

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Welcome to 2014!

We’re back! We apologize for the hiatus but have an exciting semester of events planned for Spring 2014!

Please join us today at 6 pm for our first SciDish of the year at Ragtag Cinemacafe. Our topic will be “headlines for your science” but we also will be discussing starting up Teen Science Cafes at local schools with CIRTL Network Leader Angela Speck.

We also have a Planning Meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 5. The time and location will be posted soon on Facebook and Twitter as well as sent to everyone on the SCAPE email distribution list. To be added to the list please email us at ScapeMizzou [at] gmail.com.

SCAPE at Mizzou on Facebook
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The Art of Science

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The Art of Science is an experience in which science grad students pair with artist grad students to bring about new ways of understanding, communicating and interpreting science that culminates in a public exhibition in early May. Each artist and scientist will bring their knowledge, passion, creativity and skills to the experience. Participants will work one on one with an individual from the other discipline to create a work of art, be it a painting, song, play, short story or other creative endeavor based on the research being conducted by the scientist. Both parties acquire skills that may be transferable to future careers such as cross-disciplinary communication,  developing art that may be useful in communicating science to the public, not to mention the opportunity to publicly exhibit this work. 

 

Partnerships (one scientist, one artist) will be determined in a “speed dating” style event on February 15th at Broadway Brewery.   Each partnership may set their own schedules for the experiment and decide how much time to commit. They are encouraged to work together developing ideas, share workspaces, and even practice the other’s discipline. Participants commit to a semester-long collaboration that culminates in an a public exhibition in early May.  For more info or if you want to participate, please, contact Lizzie Wright at SCAPEmizzou@gmail.com by Feb. 8. 

 

Thanks!

 
 
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