Science Cafe Mini-Talks in Health/Environmental Science

Thursday,
October 22, 2020, 6:00 pm

7:00 pm

Join our live session featuring three scientists recruited from around the country to give short 10-15 minute, accessible public talks, with 5-10 minutes of Q&A with the public. The scientists speaking, along with the tentative titles for their talks, are as follows:

1. Christina Murphy (Oregon State U.), “Finding New Parasites on Old Fish”
2. Karen Roberts (Washington State U.), “Modified RF Waves and White Blood Cells”
3. Benjamin Ashraf (Oregon State U.), “How the Environment Influences Our Risk to Tick Diseases

The scientists recruited are all “design testers” from our NSF AISL (Advancing Informal STEM Learning) project called On-the-Spot Feedback (OTSF), which is developing and testing a model for audience assessment that STEM professionals can use during their public engagement efforts. These on-the-spot assessments allow scientists to monitor audience understanding and engagement, and use this to make immediate improvements to their activity, as they interact with their audience!

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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, an international non-profit scientific and educational organization, located in San Francisco and founded in 1889, works to increase understanding and appreciation of astronomy.
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