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Don't Miss the Action at Natural Sciences Week

Don't Miss the Action at Natural Sciences Week

​University of Texas students may come to Natural Sciences Week for the space-themed desserts. However, after learning about 3D printers, innovations in neuroscience, and how to succeed in research, they'll want to stay even after the last bites of Moon Pie have vanished. 

Natural Sciences Week starts off every year with a bang – the Big Bang. This kickoff event will be on the East Mall from 5-6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 12. Students will enjoy attractions like the Chemistry Circus, free pizza and t-shirts, and the chance to chat with various organizations within the College of Natural Sciences. 

The fun continues on Tuesday with two exciting events. Students can stop by the Life Science Library at 4:30 p.m. to hear other science students explain their research at Science in Plain English. In the competition, the audience and judges decide which scientists give the clearest explanations and award prizes to the winners. Next, starting at 6 p.m., students can stop by CNS Connections, a networking event in the SAC ballroom. Business casual clothes are required, but there will be CNS t-shirts and snacks provided by Central Market.

On Wednesday, the Brain Tank will meet in the SAC ballroom from 3-5 p.m. to discuss UT's work on the cutting edge of neuroscience. Afterwards, students can head over to the Star Party on the RLM rooftop and plaza. There will be desserts as well as t-shirt and poster giveaways. 

After nearly a week of learning about other scientists' research, students can learn how to begin their own scientific journeys at the Roads to Research presentation on Thursday from 3-5:00 p.m. Acclaimed organic chemistry professor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Brent Iverson will speak about his research experience and then a panel of graduate students will be available to answer questions. Afterwards, starting at 6 p.m., CNS Dean Linda Hicke will be in the UNB Ballroom to answer any questions about the College of Natural Sciences at State of CNS, where students can also learn how they can become more involved in the life of the College. 

Though Friday is the last day of Natural Sciences Week, the fun continues. Students can stop by the Art in Science exhibit in the POB Connector Lobby from 12-3:00 p.m. on Friday to appreciate the aesthetic potential of research. Afterwards, beginning at 7 p.m. in the University Teaching Center, Carolyn Seepersad, the creator of an innovative 3D vending machine, will wrap the week with a Hot Science Cool Talk on the future of 3D printing.

Access the full Natural Science Week 2015 Schedule and let the organizers know you'll be coming on Facebook.

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