The University of Nebraska State Museum’s Sunday with a Scientist program will be taking place over Zoom and Facebook Live during the Fall 2020 semester.
Register is open now for these free events where participants can hear from University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientists. Sunday with a Scientist is monthly and highlights the work of scientists while educating children, families and the university community on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun, informal way through demonstrations, activities or by conducting science on site. For more information, including upcoming topics, click here.
The fall Sunday with a Scientist schedule is as follows:
Sept. 27, 2 p.m.: Arthropods Got Talent! Kait Chapman, Entomologist and Extension Educator will share some amazing and talented arthropods with us. Test your arthropod knowledge, ask her your insect and arthropod questions, and see some arthropods up close and personal. At the end of the program, we’ll put it to an audience vote. You get to decide which arthropod takes home the title of most talented. Register here
Oct. 25, 2 p.m.: Molecules of Life — Dr. Catherine Eichhorn, Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Chemistry, will help us learn about the building block of life: DNA. Follow along at home as we extract DNA from pumpkins together using common household items. We’ll also learn about the unique shapes and structures of DNA and other molecules of life. Visit the Sunday with a Scientist website or register in advance for a list of materials needed. Register here.
Nov. 22, 2 p.m.: Aircraft and Vibrations — Join Dr. Keegan Moore, professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, to learn about vibrations. Explore how a mechanical engineer can help make air travel safer and more fuel efficient. Register here