Nebraska’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center is accepting votes from the campus community on the theme of 2019’s Science Slam, an event that celebrates university research of all disciplines.
Faculty, staff, and students can visit the Science Slam website to select the question they’d like to see addressed at next year’s event. Voters will need to user their My.UNL login to participate. Questions include:
- Who is your scientific hero, and how has that person influenced your own work?
- What is the biggest misconception people have about your field and scientific research in general? Use an example from your own research to refute this misconception.
- What is the biggest surprise you’ve experienced in the course of your research?
The winning question and the timeline for Science Slam applications will be announced in January. Graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers in all scientific disciplines, including mathematics, engineering and the social sciences, can apply to speak at the Slam.
Science Slam is free and open to the public. This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Liz Neeley, executive director of Story Collider, a nonprofit organization that works with storytellers both inside and outside of science to develop and share their science stories.