Students and postdocs present activities for kids online through local science center

nancy ruiz-uribe holding compact disc

Meinig School students and postdocs presented activities for kids online at the Ithaca Sciencenter in May. Presentations were held live on Facebook at 10:30am through Zoom (recorded links below).

Nancy Ruiz-Uribe, Prof. Steve Adie, and Rose Buchmann meet on Zoom to prep for their Sciencenter presentation on rainbows.
(from top left) Nancy Ruiz-Uribe, Prof. Steve Adie, and Rose Buchmann meet on Zoom to prep for their Sciencenter presentation on rainbows.

The presentations were organized alongside Sciencenter staff as part of a science communication workshop presented by Prof. Steve Adie as part of his NSF CAREER award and the Sciencenter’s NSF-funded Portal to the Public. The workshop was presented in two sessions with the Sciencenter staff. The first part consisted of a training session on science communication and hands-on activities to do with children. The second session consisted of designing and practicing a demo that later was modified for the virtual platform due to the pandemic.

Meinig School student presenters included Ph.D. students Rose Buchmann (Erickson Lab), Nancy Ruiz-Uribe (Schaffer Lab), and Lu Ling (Fischbach Lab), and postdoc Justin Liu (Adie Lab).

For more info:

Ithaca Sciencenter

Rainbows! (presented by Nancy Ruiz-Uribe and Rose Buchmann)

Imaging optics and Light Bending (presented by Lu Ling)

Mixtures and Solutions (presented by Justin Liu)

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