Vaccine eligibility for NYers 16+ years old looms. Science Editor Sarah Braner cannot stop refreshing TurboVax in anticipation. It’s Science Fair!

Happening citywide: all New Yorkers aged 16+ will be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow!

Neuroscience and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education

  • Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • “In the 2003 landmark Supreme Court case, Grutter v. Bollinger, the Court upheld affirmative action in the University of Michigan Law School admissions process as constitutional because the program furthered a compelling interest in obtaining ‘an educational benefit that flows from student body diversity.’ … If improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is one of our most urgent societal concerns, and neuroscience provides some of the most advanced tools to understand the brain and behavior, how should we be thinking about and shaping the future of diversity research? Is neuroscience the right tool? What does future research need to address? This panel will discuss what research and practice from psychology, education, and neuroscience can tell us about achieving the benefits and promises of diversity articulated in this seminal Court ruling.”

Getting the Data Straight: The COVID Tracking Project

  • Thursday, April 8, 06:00 PM, link here
  • “Come join us to learn about the creation of The Atlantic’s The COVID Tracking Project. The discussion will shed light on their data collection process and their methodology for representing inequalities in the pandemic. We’ll also learn about accurately portraying and visualizing a crisis through numbers.”

Decisions, Decisions: How Superstitions Drive Choice (Hosted by Columbia Science Review)

  • Thursday, April 8, 8:00 PM, link here
  • “Have you been knocking on wood more than usual during this wild year in hopes that something good will come out of it? Then this event is for you! Join CSR Thursday April 8th to talk about the science behind superstitions and descriptive decision making. Joining us will be Professor Katherine Fox-Glassman and Professor Melissa Fusco. Both of our amazing speakers will be there to answer your questions about why human decision making is so complex.”

Women In Engineering Day

  • Friday, April 9, 10:00 AM to ~1:15ish, link here
  • “Come attend Women in Engineering Day hosted by Society of Women Engineers for a wonderful event filled with empowering women in the field! Beginnings with opening remarks from Dean Boyce, this event will also include TED talks and Q&A sessions with accomplished Columbia female professors as well networking opportunities with alumni in engineering. SWE day is full of fun and inspiration and a great chance to meet other women passionate about engineering. Also included will be a one hour networking event with the company Johnson&Johnson where attendees can get to speak to recruiters in an intimate setting!”

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