Tag: Science Communication Series

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Inspiring Storytelling

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Inspiring Storytelling

We are thrilled to welcome Robin Smith as our speaker for the Writing Workshop: Inspiring Storytelling as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Robin will speak on April 17th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Marsico Hall 2004. *Light refreshments will be served! Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/ybn2npap As a reminder, you…

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Worlds Collide with Science and Art with Amanda Graham

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Worlds Collide with Science and Art with Amanda Graham

We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Graham as our speaker for the Worlds Collide with Science and Art Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Amanda will speak on April 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Bondurant 2030. Registeration: http://tinyurl.com/ycudf9dr *Light refreshments will be served! As a reminder, you…

One Cancer Drug to Rule Them All?

One Cancer Drug to Rule Them All?

As early as 1999, a scientific study in Denmark found that patients with Huntington’s disease (HD) are less likely to develop cancer when compared to their healthy relatives and the overall population. A decade later, another independent study looked into forty years of patients’ information…

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Science and Editing with Dr. Lakshmi Goyal

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Science and Editing with Dr. Lakshmi Goyal

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lakshmi Goyal as our speaker for the Careers in Science Editing Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Lakshmi will speak on March 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at MacNider Hall Room 21. Registeration: http://tinyurl.com/yaf94pm2 *Light refreshments will be served! As…

SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series: Keynote with Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer

SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series: Keynote with Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer

  We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer as our SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series Keynote Speaker for 2018. Mónica will speak at the Diversity in STEM Conference on March 23rd from 11:00 to 11:50 am at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The conference runs…

3D Printing: A Technology Revolution and it’s at UNC

3D Printing: A Technology Revolution and it’s at UNC

In almost any field, particularly those in science and engineering, you encounter revolutionary technologies that promise faster, cheaper, and easier processes. Some of these advances, such as computers, social media, and smart technology, have changed the way an entire generation thinks and interacts with the…

Should Coconut Oil be in Your Pantry?

Should Coconut Oil be in Your Pantry?

Maybe it reminds us of a warm beach vacation. Or sipping a pina colada. But whatever the reason, many Americans are making coconut oil a part of their diet. But be warned– coconut oil is extremely high in saturated fat. In fact, 92% of the…

Science and Ethics

Science and Ethics

So let’s say, hypothetically, that your lab receives blood samples from a group of individuals to study genetic links with diabetes.  However, these samples would also provide important insights into other diseases.  But the researchers did not get consent from the blood samples donors for…

Physical Activity: A Simple Approach to a Large Problem

Physical Activity: A Simple Approach to a Large Problem

It seems the longer the obesity epidemic plagues the United States, the more complicated solutions to this problem become.  Exercise programs become more intricate, diet plans become more extreme and hype could not be louder.  However, using an old and simplistic mindset when approaching this…

Frog Slime: The Secret to Kicking that Awful Flu

Frog Slime: The Secret to Kicking that Awful Flu

  Got the flu? Time to start looking for your frog prince. Researchers at Emory University have identified a substance that kills influenza, the virus that causes seasonal flu. The influenza-killing substance, called urumin, is produced on the skin of the South Indian frog and…