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:

  • Between Truth and Power: A Conversation with Professor Julie Cohen
    • Monday, October 7, 12:10-1:10pm, Jerome Greene Hall Room 101, Click here for more information
    • “Cohen integrates perspectives from law, political economy, communications studies, and science and technology studies to develop a complex theory of institutional change and its impact on the future of law, innovation, and the information marketplace. Boxed lunches will be served.”
  • Building Emotional Resilience in the Face of Climate Change Anxiety
    • Thursday, October 10, 1-2:30pm, Hogan Hall (566 W 114 St), Click here for more information
    • “With mounting awareness of our warming world, many individuals have experienced increased anxiety and emotional distress about the implications of climate change for our current and future experience. Yet there are ways to learn to cope and feel less alone.”
  • Cocktail Chemistry Quest with Science Friday (OFF-CAMPUS IN BROOKLYN)
    • Wednesday, October 9, 7:30pm, 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, Click here for tickets ($25)
    • “Do you have what it takes to guess what’s in our mystery cocktails? Science Friday is here to give you a twisted night full of science, spirits, and surprises. We’ll uncover the surprising science of your favorite cocktails, hear from the masters behind the mixes, and give you a chance to test out your legendary palate to win amazing prizes for your team!”
  • Nanotechnology: from Single-Molecule Raman Spectroscopy to Image-Guided Cancer Surgery
    • Thursday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm, Havemeyer 209, Click here for more information
    • “Nanotechnology is an area of considerable current interest in chemistry, engineering, and medicine because of its broad applications in molecular imaging, in-vitro diagnostics, targeted therapy, and image-guided surgery. At the present, however, there are several fundamental problems and technical barriers that must be understood and overcome.”

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

  • Battling Demons in Peer Review
    • Tuesday, October 8, 12-1 pm, CS Conference Room (CSB 453), Click here for more information
    • “Peer review is the backbone of scholarly research. It is however faced with a number of challenges (or “demons”) which cause unfairness to authors, and degrade the overall quality of the process. This talk will present principled and practical approaches to battle these demons in peer review.”
  • Distinguished Lecture: Stephanie Hankey
    • Thursday, October 10, 4-6 pm, Pulitzer Hall Brown Institute, Click here to register
    • “Nearly 150,000 people in 30 countries have visited the Glassroom; an interactive public intervention reflecting on the impact of technology on society. As the doors of the Glassroom open in San Francisco, its co-curator Stephanie Hankey gives a sneak preview of the conversation they expect to have as they bring this critical exhibition to the home of Big tech.”
  • Industry Showcase: Healthcare
    • Thursday, October 10, 6-7:30 pm, Click here to register
    • “The Center for Career Education (CCE) in collaboration with the Systems Biology Initiative will hold a panel and networking session for organizations with opportunities in Healthcare and Life Sciences. This event will shed light on the non-clinically based opportunities available in these industries (including consulting, marketing, and software development) and allow you to network with professionals from several organizations. Professional attire suggested.”

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