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Science Fair: Social Interaction Edition

timing can make or break a relationship, according to scientists!

We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

  • Timing and Social Coordination: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Seminar in Society and Neuroscience)
    • Monday, March 11, 4:15-6:15pm, Faculty House, Free Registration at the link
    • “Timing is critical to social life. In conversation, turn-taking is organized by cultural norms that are enacted by physiological mechanisms on multiple levels… This seminar gathers a diverse group of scholars for a conversation exploring the mechanisms and stakes of temporal coordination in social interactions.”
  • MD/PhD Discussion Panel
    • Monday, March 11, 6-7:30pm, 401 Lerner Hall, Free Registration at the link
    • “Our panelists will speak about the preparation for a career as a physician-scientist. They will address common questions, including: Why choose a MD/PhD program? Who is a competitive applicant for combined degree programs? How should students choose programs and schools that are the right fit? Panelists include representatives from Columbia University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York University and Tri-Institutional.”
  • Editor’s Night at Professor Claudia Dreifus’ “Writing About Science for the International Media”
    • Tuesday, March 12, 6:10-8pm, Sherman Fairchild Center Room 601, Click here for more information; register by emailing organizer
    • “Top journalists and editors discuss their experiences covering science, health, and the environment. Panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Panelists include Kendra Pierre-Louis (Climate Reporter at The New York Times), Eric Roston, (Sustainability Editor at Bloomberg), and Tom Zeller, (Editor-in-Chief at UnDark).”
  • Science and Policy Symposium, Hosted by Women in Science at Columbia
    • Wednesday, March 13, 10:30am-1:30pm, 309 Havemeyer, Click here for more information
    • “Come learn about current issues at the intersection of science and policy, and participate in a discussion about navigating the field as a woman. Schedule includes informative talks (10:30-11:30am), panel discussion (11:30am-12:30pm), and informal networking (12:30-1:30pm).”
  • “Fast Radio Bursts: Alien Life or Distant Neutron Stars?” Hosted by Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach
    • Friday, March 15, 7pm, Pupin Hall, Click here for more information
    • “These are free lectures at a public level, followed by guided rooftop stargazing with telescopes, weather permitting.”

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