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.

2023 Horwitz Prize Lecture presented by Glen N. Barber, PhD

  • February 12, 2024, 10:00 to 11:00 am
  • In-person at The Forum. Registration required.
  • Drs. Zhijian “James” Chen and Glenn Barber will be awarded the 2023 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and present lectures on their work. They are being awarded for their discovery of the cGAS-STING pathway, an important aspect of the immune system. More information here

Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar: Michael Platt

  • Monday, February 12, 2024, 4:00 to 5:30 pm
  • In-person at Faculty House. RSVP by emailing Camille Gasser (cg3083@columbia.edu).
  • Michael Platt from the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a talk at the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar. More information here.

Climate Change and Children’s Health: Challenges and Solutions

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Online. Registration required
  • With climate change being so prominent, this panel aims to address the effects that children are experiencing from it. In addition to acknowledging the problems, panelists will review communication strategies and various interventions that aim to mitigate the harm to children. More information here.

Mechanical Engineering Seminar: Dr. Joseph Campbell on Explainable Machine Learning for Robots

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Online via Zoom. No registration required.
  • Dr. Joseph Campbell, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, will present his talk on the approaches to enabling robots to explain their actions and decisions to human users. His talk will have three main components. First, he aims to discuss approaches for learning transparent models. Then, he plans to introduce algorithms that aim to improve performance. Finally, he will discuss results of the new approaches. More information here.

ESG and Bioethics: Intersections, Opportunities and Challenges

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6:15 to 7:45 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • The Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) aims to discuss varying issues present in Bioethics. By bringing together leaders from different fields, this event will explore questions such as how corporations should play a role in science to how to understand ethical tensions. More information here.

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