Are you eager to get involved in science outreach activities but not sure about the time and money commitments that may be involved? Skype a Scientist allows you to “visit” a school classroom without leaving the comfort of your lab or office, and the founder of this program is visiting Blacksburg next week to tell us all about it!
Sarah McAnulty, who founded and runs Skype a Scientist, will be on campus November 15 and 16. Hosted by the Center for Communicating Science and the Virginia Tech Science Festival, McAnulty will give two communicating science talks, share her squid research at the Virginia Tech Science Festival, and serve on our judging panel for the Nutshell Games.
“Science is for Everyone: Making the Biggest Impact with Your Science Communication” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, November 15, in the Fralin Hall Auditorium. The talk will be preceded by a reception in the Fralin Atrium at 5:30 p.m.
“Putting a Friendly Face to Science with Skype a Scientist” is scheduled for 3 p.m. November 15, also in the Fralin Auditorium. McAnulty will speak about her experiences with Skype a Scientist, a non-profit organization that connects scientists with the public.
Both talks are open to the public free of charge. Scientists and classroom teachers interested in participating in Skype a Scientist can sign up at www.skypeascientist.com.
You’ll find more information about McAnulty and Skype a Scientist here.