American Scientist’s “Science by the Slice” Speaker Series
American Scientist magazine's "Science by the Slice" speaker series invites PhD-level scientists from area universities and research institutes to give talks about compelling research to a science-interested audience (science communicators, other scientists, students, and the general public) in the Research Triangle region.
The series, one of the 20-plus Exchange Groups supported statewide by the NC Biotechnology Center, is designed to expand scientific understanding among people professionally engaged in explaining science to others. Since it was established in the late 1990s, it has also served as a networking opportunity for people engaged in science communication at many institutions in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park.
Can't make it? Science by the Slice highlights are usually live-tweeted at the @Amscimag Twitter feed. Interviews with the speakers are posted on the Sigma Xi YouTube page, and blogs featuring talk highlights appear on the American Scientist website.
The talks have been virtual during the pandemic. When it is safe to meet in person, free pizza and beverages are provided. RSVPs are requested through Eventbrite.
Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and funding from the RTP chapter of Sigma Xi, the American Scientist's Science by the Slice speaker series is free and open to science communicators of all stripes and any interested member of the public. Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone who might want to attend.
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