Author: Jessica Rohde

1000 Word Challenge at the Burke Museum this Friday!

This Friday, our friends over at the University of Washington (UW) Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) will host an amazing event known as the 1000 word challenge. UW graduate students will describe their research using only the 1000

Crowdfunding Science Communication Training

Good news, everyone! The Engage Program has begun a crowdfunding campaign (check it out at microryza.com/engage), and it’s going swimmingly! If you haven’t heard, crowdfunding is the collective effort of many individuals to raise money for a cause, and it’s

Now Accepting Applications

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500) Winter 2014 3 credits (Credit/No Credit) Meets Thursdays 1:30-4:20 in Fish 203 This is a seminar, discussion-based course for University of Washington graduate students in the sciences that focuses on effective techniques

Ethan Ahler: What Cancer Eats and Why It Matters

Fri 6/7/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States and, in response, billions of dollars a year are pumped into research for

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Jingda Wu: Could You Print Quantum Dot Electronics With Your Home Printer?

Thurs 5/30/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Are you waiting for tiny roll-up screens that can expand to fill a PC monitor, or foldable pocket-size solar cells that power all your

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Makrand Sinha: P vs. NP: The Limits of Computers

Thurs 5/30/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Computers can solve complicated problems quickly—such as finding the shortest drive from Seattle to New York in seconds— but a lot of things still

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Megan Gambs: Water, Rocks, and the Tropics: Did the Missoula Floods Impact Climate?

Wed 5/22/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info During the Last Glacial Maximum, North America was covered in kilometers thick sheets of ice. Glacial lakes formed in valleys, damned by lobes of

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Adam Campbell: How Did Life Survive the Snowball

Wed 5/22/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info I search for places where life survived during Earth’s extreme past. Specificially, I want to know where organisms that feed off light (like plants

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Natalie Footen: How parasitic plants help promote biodiversity in Washington’s prairies

Mon 5/15/13, 9:00 – 10:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Parasitic plants are not always the bad guys. In fact, Washington prairies are home to one parasitic plant, golden paintbrush, which is endangered and

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Meg Smith: Tracking Down Mars’ Strange Salt

Mon 5/13/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Over the past 40 years NASA has explored Mars with several robots, including the Viking landers in the 1970s and the Phoenix lander in

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