April 10, 2019
Nebraska MRSEC welcomed Liz Neeley, Executive Director of Story Collider, as the keynote speaker and emcee for the 2019 Science Slam!
Liz started her career studying the color patterns of tropical fish. (It was in fact even better than her childhood dream of working in a crayon factory.) She surprised herself more than anyone when she left the research path and went into ocean conservation and policy. As the Executive Director of Story Collider, she has spent the past decade helping scientists around the world tell more compelling stories about their work. Most recently, she helped commission and edit the 2018 series "Stories from the Front Lines" at PLOS Biology. She is a lecturer at Yale in conjunction with the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.
Meet the Finalists!
Agustín Olivo is a graduate student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. In his Slam talk, he'll make the case that "Manure is Always Fun."
Alice MillerMacPhee is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology and three-time Science Slam participant. In her Slam talk, she'll tell us, "There's a Method For That."
Andrew Conner is a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics and a 2018 Science Slam alum. In his Slam talk, he will discuss "Math and the Ocean."
Dan Haden is a graduate student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. In his Slam talk, he will discuss "Nontraditional Applications of Lasers for Extreeeeme Light!"
Nicole Benker is a recent UNL graduate and researcher in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. In her Slam talk, she'll tell us, "Congratulations, You Failed!"