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.

Sustainable Development Workshop Briefings and Poster Session

  • Tuesday, April 30 from 10 am to 12 pm
  • In-person at Lerner Hall, Broadway Room. Registration required
  • “Please join the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development for the Spring 2024 Workshop Briefings and Research Methods poster session. The Workshop in Sustainable Development allows undergraduate students to bridge the theoretical knowledge they have gained through their coursework in the natural and social sciences with a real-world, client-based project. Students will share project results with the University community at this event before final presentations with their clients. Following the Workshop presentations, there will be a poster session where students in SDEV 4101 Qualitative Research Methods will present their final projects.” More information. 

Local Circuits – Christopher Baldassano

  • Tuesday, April 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • In-person at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, 9th floor lecture hall. Open to Columbia University Affiliates.  
  • Christopher Baldassano, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University will present on “using prior knowledge to build neural representations, make predictions, and encode memories.” “Our everyday experiences consist of familiar sequences of events in familiar contexts, and we use our memories of the past to understand the present and make predictions about the future. This prior knowledge can consist of specific past episodes, multiple memories linked together, or schematic mental models that have been distilled from many past experiences. I will present recent work from my lab, using a combination of behavioral, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging methods […]” More information

May Narrative Medicine Rounds with Andrew Leland

  • Wednesday, May 1 from 6 to 7 pm
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required. 
  • “For our final Rounds event of the school year we are delighted to welcome Andrew Leland, author of the recent book The Country of the Blind: A Memoir at the End of Sight. […] Leland will be joined in conversation by Allison Coffelt, recent Narrative Medicine Master’s graduate. Allison Coffelt is an author and teacher working at the intersection of health and humanities. Her writing and audio production have been featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association, BMJ Medical Humanities, NPR’s KBIA-FM, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.” More information

Implementation Science Seminar: Leveraging CTSA and PBRN Infrastructure to Support Implementation and Implementation Science in Rural Practice and Communities

  • Friday, May 3 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Online over Zoom. Registration required
  • “Melinda Davis, Ph.D., is Professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University and Director of the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network and the OCTRI Community and Collaboration Core. Dr. Davis conducts participatory implementation science research with patient, community, and health system partners to improve health equity in rural and low resourced settings.” More information.

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