Volunteer at World Science festival

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 10am – 6pm

Where: Washington Square, New York

The World Science festival is happening on June 2nd and the NYC chapter of SfN (braiNY) is looking for volunteers to lead neuroscience-related activities they have organized. If you want to participate sign up for a shift!

People with expertise in perception are also wanted. Bonus if you know about virtual reality. There will be a group demoing VR and some volunteers are needed to talk about the neuroscience behind it.

Feel free to contact Heather McKellar with any questions! For more information about the World Science Festival, check out their website here.

 

Scientific Image Contest

Do you work on the lab all day long but have a secret artistic passion? Do you feel that your neuronal stainings are a piece of art? Or do you see science in every corner of the city? Regardless of your background, here is a contest for you! Participate in the first Scientific Image Contest FotoECUSA and share your scientific art with the community. Submit your images via Twitter or Instagram before July 15th (read the complete contest rules here). For more information contact Sandra Franco.

 

Public Engagement Workshop

When: Thursday, August 1st – Saturday August 3rd

Where: The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 259 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York.

Are you a scientist seeking a creative outlet and connection to a broader audience? Or a creative professional who wants to inspire others with a passion for science? This 3-day workshop is for individuals interested in creating experiences that mix science with art, music and play, to introduce new audiences to the excitement of scientific discovery. Apply here!

FYI: The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsors NYAS memberships for all Columbia Postdocs. So if you are not yet a member, ask Amanda Kelly.

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