Month: March 2013

Student Post: Scientists are Humans Too

Fernando Gonzalez is Colombian/Peruvian scientist living in Seattle, Washington. He also blogs at Science Salsa, a blog about science that is tasty and wonderful and makes your life better. My presentation wasn’t going well; the audience was full of sleepy

Laura Newcomb: Hanging by a Thread: Exploring Mussel Attachment Strength to Rocky Shores in a Changing Ocean

Tues 3/26/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Between the shore’s high and low tidelines lies a habitat known as the marine intertidal, one of the harshest environments on Earth. Marine creatures

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Kirsten Feifel: Looking to the Past to See the Future: Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change

Tues 3/26/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In the Puget Sound region, harmful algal blooms are commonly referred to as “red tide.” Records of red tide date back only to the

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Student Post: Simple, Beautiful, Relevant: Communicating Science through Visualization

Patti Carroll Astronomy PhD student working on two new radio telescopes in a race to discover the Cosmic Dawn. She believes strongly in the need for effective communication of science to the public and especially to politicians. A picture is

Shaz Vijlee: Synthetic Fuels as Alternative Jet Fuels

Wed 3/20/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info With synthetic fuels considered as potential alternatives and/or replacements for traditionaljet fuels, UW researcher Shaz Vijlee investigates where these fuels come from and

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Erik Budsberg: Flying High or Becoming Grounded? Biojet Fuel From Poplar Trees

Wed 3/20/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In order to secure energy independence and reduce environmental impacts from energy use we must develop new sources of fuels. The evolving field

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Student Post: Recipe for a Good Talk

Makrand Sinha is a PhD student at the University of Washington pursuing research in Theoretical Computer Science. He spends most of his time sitting in cafés, sipping espressos, scribbling math onto pieces of paper and trying to mathematically prove that

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Student Post: Science Communication, a Recipe for Success

Megan Gambs is a graduate student in the School of Oceanography, at the University of Washington. She uses computers to investigate Earth’s climate in the past. We, as scientists, often view scientific presentations as just an assembly of Power Point

Derya Itir Dilmen: Revenge of the Corals

Mon 3/11/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info On September 29, 2009, a magnitude of 8.1 earthquake at southwest of American Samoa generated a tsunami causing fatalities of more than 200

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