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USA Science & Engineering Festival

Remember two years ago when I went to FEST in Trieste, Italy? (see pictures and coverage, e.g., this,this, this, this and more). Now nixed by Berlusconi who has other priorities than science, the FEST was one of the most exciting and famous science and technology events in the world. Sad that FEST is no more…

This is a part of Scope Academy 2010 at NCSU (click to see the rest of the program and to register): SAS Hall, North Campus, April 10th, 4:00 pm Scope/Harrelson Lecture Keynote speaker Neal Lane, Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University and senior fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy,…

The 2010 North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh on March 26th-27th. You can see the details here. The part that is open to public will be on Saturday March 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 pm. From the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center: Young scientists from…

The new issue of Journal of Science Communication is now online (Open Access, so you can download all PDFs for free). Apart from the article on blogging that we already dissected at length, this issue has a number of interesting articles, reviews, perspectives and papers: Users and peers. From citizen science to P2P science: This…

Danielle Lee, who just defended her PhD last week (her defense was livestreamed and livetweeted and liveblogged – Congratulations!!!!!!!!!) wrote a very thought-provoking post this morning – Understanding push-pull market forces and promoting science to under-served audiences. Go read it now. If general public will not actively seek science content (‘pull’) than perhaps we can…

From the American Scientist: Our American Scientist pizza lunch talk falls later than usual this month to accommodate our magazine’s May-June issue deadline. Keep open the noon hour on March 30 and come hear Geoff Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, discuss genomic and personalized medicine. To keep you on…

From the NC Museum of Life Sciences: Program Type: Science Talk Date: Mar. 9, 7 pm – Mar. 9, 8 pm Location: Museum of Natural Sciences – Auditorium Fee: $6 General Public, $4 Members, $3 Students The Ecological and Economic Importance of Sharks, Threats They Face, and How You Can Help Lecture, slide show &…

From the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: OUR BODIES: The Final Frontier Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: Tir Na Nog 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, 833-7795 We have come to think of the world as known. It isn’t. Even basic parts of our own…

At North Carolina State University next week: Seminar: Wednesday, March 10th, 4PM Dr. Dan Ariely James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University Who Put the Monkey in the Driver’s Seat? Venue: Room 101 David Clark Laboratories The NCSU, W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology is pleased to sponsor a seminar by a…

Duke’s Periodic Tables at the Broad Street Cafe March 9, 2010 | 7:00 P.M. Nanomaterials in Ecosystems: Should we worry? Nanotechnology has the enormous potential to change our society. New advances in medicine, energy production, environmental cleanup and better access to clean water are just a few of the many possibilities. According to the Project…