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(All events will take place in Portland, OR unless otherwise noted.)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, TIFFANY CENTER
SCIENCE TALK '20 PRE-WORKSHOP: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TOOLS FOR MORE EXPANSIVE AND EQUITABLE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
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Facilitated by Cecilia Garibay, CAISE co-Principal Investigator, Rabiah Mayas, Vice President of Education and Guest Experience at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and members of the CAISE Broadening Participation Task Force
Equity in science communication and engagement is a major priority for many of us, yet often our organizations have not centered equity in all our efforts. If you are in a leadership role and want your organization, programs, or initiatives to better address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, this highly interactive, one-day workshop is for you. Science communication and education professionals and student leaders who are committed to equity in STEM should attend. The workshop is hosted by the CAISE Broadening Participation Task Force.
Conference registration is separate and participants are responsible for all travel and lodging costs. A working breakfast and lunch will be provided. The workshop is free and is supported by CAISE’s cooperative agreement award with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program (award #1612739). Participation is limited to 30 registrants, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors at 6:00 PM, Event at 7:00 PM, TIFFANY CENTER
MAKING MEMORIES: USING NEUROSCIENCE TO ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING
How does your brain learn best? As the field of Neuroscience uncovers the neural mechanisms of perception and learning, can we begin to bring these findings into the classroom to help improve how students learn? This Science on Tap will discuss the brain’s learning networks, their emotional connections and how the visual and motor pathways influence what we process. Join us as Dr. Mark Pitzer demonstrates of how each brain circuit can be recruited by instructors to improve teaching and learning in and out of the classroom and how neuroscience can make learning truly memorable.
Mark Pitzer, Ph.D. is a Neuroscientist at the University of Portland. For the last 25 years he has worked to better understand diseases of the brain. He has worked on techniques to improve the survival of newly transplanted brain cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease and, more recently, conducted experiments using a genetic technique to halt the production of toxic proteins in the brain as a potential treatment for Huntington’s disease. Currently, his lab is conducting experiments designed to identify the neural circuits and neurotransmitters that play a role in the personality changes that affect those who suffer from Huntington’s disease. Mark is also an award-winning teacher that uses the findings from the fields of Learning and Neuroscience to invoke enduring enthusiasm, curiosity and deep learning in his college students.
Attendees of SCIENCE TALK ’20 will be the first to experience a new competition at the conference, #SciCommMake. The competition joins scientists and artists to create projects that share scientific research with non-scientific audiences.
#SciCommMake will be hosted by Sigma Xi. Sigma Xi’s members are scientists and engineers, and part of the Society’s mission is to promote the public understanding of science.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, TIFFANY CENTER
SCIENCE TALK '20 (DAY 1)
Science Talk unites science communicators, practitioners, and facilitators for two exciting days (March 26 - 27) of learning best practices and building bridges. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and networking opportunities.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Doors at 7:00 PM, Event at 8:00 PM, TIFFANY CENTER
SCIENCE RIOT: REAL SCIENTISTS! REAL FUNNY!
Join us for brainy comedy night where local scientists will attempt to be funny for their first time ever! Science Riot turns scientists into engaging speakers through immersive training in comedy writing and performance. The resulting showcase is an evening of laughter, learning, and libations where our newest cohort of local experts deliver 10-minute "late-night" comedy talks directly to real-life humans.
Doors and full cash bar will be open at 7pm, showtime at 8. This show is intended for adult audiences only. Live ASL interpreting will be provided for the hearing impaired courtesy of Fingers Crossed Interpreting. This special program is hosted by the Science Talk Conference and co-produced by Via Productions.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
3:30 - 5:00 PM, WORLD FORESTRY CENTER
TAKING A WALK ON THE LICHEN SIDE
HOST: Science Friday
We’ve really taken a lichen to you. That’s why Science Friday is coming to the World Forestry Center for a day full of those fuzzy growths on trees, roofs and gravestones: lichens! Join Science Friday and the World Forestry Center as they highlight these special symbiotic organisms. Meet experts in the forests, see select specimens from near and far, and maybe even discover your favorite lichen that you didn’t know existed. This event will feature an on-stage presentation and interactive stations. Come early to stop by all the tables! (This event is also presented in partnership with OPB and Science Talk.)
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