Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

Diversity in Computing: Cyber Collective on How Personal Narratives Can Fuel the Responsible Tech Movement

  • Monday, March 28th, 2022. 6 to 7 pm. 
  • Online
  • Barnard Computer Science Center invites Cyber Collective, a group founded in 2020 as the only women of color-owned and operated community-centered research organization that focuses on data ethics, privacy, and cyber security research. Cyber Collective will discuss the tension between business interests and society’s well-being. They will also speak about the collective’s Creative Research Sessions, the role of identity and culture in computational research, and its relationship to policy making.

Planets in a Bottle- From Titan to Exoplanets

  • Wednesday, March 30th. 4:05 to 5:05 pm. 
  • Pupin 1402. 
  • UC Santa Cruz postdoc fellow Xinting Yu discusses her work studying Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, as an example of how to approach questions in planetary science. She will also discuss how her research on exoplanets work, emphasizing how solar system research is beneficial to the exoplanets field. 

Brown Faces, Green Spaces: Rethinking Equity in the Outdoors

  • Thursday, March 31st, 2022. 6 to 7 pm. 
  • Online
  • Columbia Climate School hosts a discussion on how white-dominated narratives of exploring the outdoors often exclude POC. There will be four panelists who are activists, academics, CEOs and community leaders that will discuss how they are breaking that cycle and creating safe spaces for POC to enjoy and connect with nature. 

Columbia University Food Systems Symposium

  • Friday, April 1st, 2022. 9 am to 4:30 pm. 
  • International Affairs Building. 
  • Columbia Climate School’s full-day event explores how global practitioners are working to resolve these issues to transition towards low-carbon, nature-positive, efficient, and just food systems. Topics discussed include Nutrition and Food Security, Smallholder Farming, and Resilient Food Systems.  

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump via Wikimedia Commons