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Thu, Sep 12

SciComm Lunch & Learn – Skype a Scientist: Connecting Scientists and Students via Technology

Perkins Library, Rm 217     12:00 PM

We know that one of the best ways to excite kids about science is to bring actual scientists into the classroom to discuss their work. But how can you do this when the scientist is in a different state, or even on the other side of the world?

Sarah McAnulty addressed this challenge by creating the “Skype-a-Scientist” program while she was a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, studying squid biology in Spencer Nyholm’s lab. Skype-a-Scientist brings scientists from around the globe into classrooms to engage with students and teachers, share stories, answer questions and inspire the scientists of the future.

Come to the September SciComm Lunch-and-Learn to hear Sarah discuss her inspiration for the program, talk about the rewards and challenges of running it, and answer your questions.


Lunch will be served. Please RSVP

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