UNL's inaugural Science Slam was held March 16, 2016.
Check out our 2016 Slam finalists!
Alice MillerMacPhee is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology. In her Science Slam talk, "Power to the People! Or, One Researcher’s Path to Science," she will tell us how she was challenged to claim her role as a social scientist by delving into the world of power and protest.
Kelly Willemssens is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources. In her Science Slam talk, "Why Science is Cool: Pollution in Greenland," she invites us to come with her on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Greenland, to find out what happens to the pollution stored in polar ice caps as the ice melts.
Tyler Corey is a Ph.D. student in the School of Biological Sciences. He'll share how one fateful paragraph and nocturnal adventures through the rain forests of Costa Rica led him to studying the evolution of communication in Amblypygi, the coolest arachnids that you probably haven't heard of.
Soon Kiat Lau is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Food Science and Technology. In his Science Slam talk, he will tell us how modelling and data visualization shifted his career path from chef to engineer.
Christina Edholm is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics. In her Science Slam talk, "Math 4 Life," she'll show us how math can be applied to solve a real-world problem.
The buzz on UNL's 2016 Science Slam:
In the press:
- Popular Science
- Daily Nebraskan