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Science Fair: The Mitochondria Is The Powerhouse Of The Cell Edition

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.

For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:

  • No Health = No Justice: Dismantling Systemic Inequity in Criminal Justice & Health
    • Wednesday, April 3, 8 AM-4: 30 PM, Lerner Hall 555, Click here for more information and a detailed schedule.
    • “Legal Action Center and the Research Cluster on the Historical Study of Race, Inequality, and Health is hosting a national No Health = No Justice convening to confront the issues of racism and inequality within both the health and criminal justice systems.”
  • Pathways to Policy: A Discussion Linking Research and Policy
    • Friday, April 5, 4-5:30 PM, Fayerweather 513, Click here for more information.
    • “Collaborative efforts between policy makers and academics shape sound environmental policy. What does the interface between scientific research and policy look like and how do academia and policy-making go hand in hand? Join us for a panel discussion on how to link policy and scientific research.”

Intended for more advanced students of the given subject (but still open to all interested students):

  • Gender, Technology and Development: A Practitioner’s Perspective
    • Monday, April 1, 1-2 PM, IAB Room 801, Click here for more information.
    • “Join us for a conversation on gender, technology and development with Savita Bailur, Research Director at Caribou Digital… Event is co-sponsored by the Economic and Political Development Concentration; Gender and Public Policy Specialization; Technology, Media and Communications Specialization; and Gender Policy Working Group at SIPA.”

  • “The Critical Role of Tyrosine Kinase Sequence Specificity in T Cell Activation” presented by Neel Shah
    • Monday, April 1, 12 PM, 601 Fairchild, Click here for more information
    • “T cells respond to foreign antigens with remarkable selectivity… I will discuss our research examining the role of tyrosine kinase sequence specificity in controlling the architecture of the primary signaling pathway downstream of the T cell receptor.”
  • Columbia Data Science Day
    • Wednesday, April 3, 9 AM – 5 PM, Roone Arledge Auditorium, Click here for more information
    • “Join us for demos and lightning talks by Columbia researchers presenting their latest work in data science. The event provides a forum for innovators in academia, industry and government to connect. [Tickets are $20 for Columbia students]”
  • “Understanding the function and dynamics of organelles through imaging” presented by Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Janelia Research Campus)
    • Friday, April 5, 1:30 PM, Havemeyer 209, Click here for more information
    • “Powerful new ways to image the internal structures and complex dynamics of cells are revolutionizing cell biology and bio-medical research. In this talk, I will focus on how emerging fluorescent technologies are increasing spatio-temporal resolution dramatically, permitting simultaneous multispectral imaging of multiple cellular components.”

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