Fourth annual Science Slam is April 10

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Fourth annual Science Slam is April 10

Craig Chandler | University Communication

Nebraska’s fourth annual Science Slam will begin at 11:30 a.m. April 10 in the Great Hall of the Wick Alumni Center.

Science Slam provides members of the campus community with the opportunity to communicate their research in short, engaging presentations. The winner will be decided by the audience.

Finalists and their areas of study are:

  • Nicole Benker, physics
  • Andrew Conner, mathematics
  • Dan Haden, physics
  • Alice MillerMacPhee, sociology
  • Agustín Olivo, biological systems engineering

Liz Neeley, Executive Director of Story Collider, is the keynote speaker for the event. She will also present a lecture after the Slam at 1:30 p.m. in the Wick Alumni Center.

Neeley is a lecturer at Yale in conjunction with the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative. For the past decade, she has helped scientists around the world tell more compelling stories about their work.

This year’s Science Slam is hosted by Nebraska’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. It is free and open to the campus community, and those wishing to attend can register in advance to receive a free lunch.

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