Register here to attend UNL’s fifth annual SCIENCE SLAM,
May 27, 2021, via Zoom!
Science Slam is a campus-wide contest where graduate and undergraduate researchers from ALL SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES are challenged to communicate their work in short, dynamic, and engaging presentations, with a winner to be decided by the audience. Relive the glory of our 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 Science Slams!
Nebraska MRSEC welcomes Attabey Rodríguez Benítez, a.k.a. "Science Bey," as the keynote speaker and emcee for this year’s Slam!
The schedule for the Science Slam is as follows:
6:00pm – 7:00pm Keynote talk by Science Bey
7:00pm – 8:00pm Science Slam competition
Dr. Attabey Rodríguez Benítez, Ph.D. (she/her/ella) is a biochemist, multimedia content creator, science writer, and editor. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at the University of Michigan and was a 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Science Friday. Now, she is the newest writer and editor for the YouTube show SciShow where she shapes the channel's content. She has written articles from multiples outlets like ACS Central Science, CellPress, Massive Science, and Science Friday. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter as ScienceBey, where she shares content related to the science behind nature, science communication, and graduate life.
Are you interested in learning more about science in a fun, informal setting? REGISTER FOR A SEAT IN THE AUDIENCE! Cheer the slammers on, and then it’s up to you to decide who gave the most compelling presentation and deserves to be crowned Supreme Science Slammer. There is no registration deadline, but space is limited, so sign up now!
Meet the Finalists!
Crystal Uminski is a graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences. In her Slam talk, she'll be "Putting Tests to the Test"!
Crystal Uminski is a graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences.
Juliana Bukoski is a newly minted Ph.D. in the Department of Mathematics. In her Slam talk, she'll regale us with "Clocks, Chords, and Roots of Unity: A Love Song to Mathematics."
Nicole Fiore is a graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences. In her Slam talk, she will ask: "Are Aliens Hiding Behind a Cracker Barrel in Nebraska?"
Pallabi Kundu is a graduate student in the School of Biological Sciences. In her Slam talk, she will discuss "How and Why I am Here? The Proximate and Ultimate Causes!"
Science Slam committee:
Jocelyn Bosley, Nebraska MRSEC Assistant Director for Education and Outreach
Rebecca Lai, Nebraska MRSEC Education/Outreach Director and Chemistry Prof
Ramesh Laungani, Doane University Biology Prof