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Events Calendar

July 22, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

<p>COVID-19: Screen Time and the Developing Brain</p>

During COVID-19, children are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. Join us for a panel with experts in pediatrics, education, and digital media to discuss the effects of extensive screen time on the developing brain.

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July 24, 2020

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Science Riot: A Night of Stand-Up Comedy

Join us for a brainy comedy night where our partners Science Riot turn scientists into engaging speakers through immersive training in comedy writing and performance. The show will be hosted by Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, an international working comedian and the recipient of the Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award with a special guest Sammy Obeid (a mathematician turned comedian) host of 100 Humans on Netflix. The newest cohort of comedians-in-training are ready to entertain you with their science-focused "late-night-style" stand-up performances.

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July 27, 2020

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

<p>Fire and Ice: The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Ecosystems</p>

Featured Speakers

Eric Rignot, PhD, University of California, Irvine,  William Anderegg, PhD, The University of Utah

Climate change is having a significant effect on the biological, topological, and geophysical traits of various ecosystems. This 75-minute webinar will explore how climate change has caused massive ecological alterations through impacts on plant physiology and ice sheet melting.

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