Our Body
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Our Body

Can medical specimens be more than mere objects of study and curiosity?

Sarah Halter, Executive Director, Indiana Medical History Museum

Sarah Halter will discuss the history of the Museum's specimen collection, about the history of the Indiana Medical History Museum's specimen collection, how and why they were collected in the early 20th century at the Pathological Department of Central State Hospital, their contribution to current research on schizophrenia, and our new efforts to "rehumanize" them..

How to create a drug epidemic

Dan Rusyniak, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University

In 2016, more Americans died from drug overdoses than died in the entire Vietnam war. How did we get to this point? This talk will focus on the role of physicians, hospitals, regulatory agencies, and the pharmaceutical companies in the current opioid epidemic.

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Atoms to Galaxies
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Atoms to Galaxies

Forensic entomology: from 9th century crime fighting to todays genomic revolution

Christine Picard, Assistant Professor of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, IUPUI

Dr. Picard will discuss the history of forensic entomology, from the first case of its use, how the plague pushed the science behind it, to todays current scientific advances in the pursuit of justice.

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Our Body
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Our Body

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Forensic Analysis of the Skeleton:  Making the Bones Speak

Stephen Nawrocki, Professor of Biology and Anthropology, Director of Osteology at the Archaeology and Forensic Laboratory
 

When decomposed or skeletonized human remains are discovered, a forensic anthropologist is often called in to assist with the investigation.  The unique training and skills of the anthropologist help to (1) conduct a controlled archeological recovery of the bones and evidence from the crime scene, (2) establish the identity of the decedent, and (3) determine how the individual died.  This presentation will look at the science of analyzing the skeleton, which is not always presented accurately on television or by the media.

Secrets of Forensic Pathology: Gunshot Wounds

Darin Wolfe, Board Certified Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Darin Wolfe, a board certified forensic pathologist, will discuss the basic physics of gunshots, how wounds are created in human tissues and how the range of the gunshot is determined in legal cases.

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Beautiful Mind
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Beautiful Mind

Good Vibrations: Music and the Brain

Meganne Masko, Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI

Dr. Masko will explain how the brain processes music through the example of brain injury recovery.

 

Spatial Play and STEM

Sharlene Newman, Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director of Imaging Research Facility, Indiana University

Play is an important way that young children learn. Playing with spatial toys and engaging in spatial activities may prove to be an essential part of the development of spatial thinking. There are a number of studies that have related spatial play with spatial skill and number processin both of which are important for success in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). I will discuss some evidence in support of the spatial play STEM achievement relationship.

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Our Society
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Our Society

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The "Body as Evidence:" Bioarchaeological Investigations of 11,000 Years of Societal Change

Jeremy Wilson, Associate Professor of Anthropology, IUPUI

Walk this way; with apologies to Aerosmith.

DAVID WOLFE, BIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

Thinking about the biomechanics of human movement; what happens when we "get better" at different movements, how we learn them, and how our injuries and activities are controlled, recorded, and presented.

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Tech Me Out
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tech Me Out

Sonic Copier: Interpreting and Re-interpreting Sound Objects Through Technology

Jordan Munson, Senior Lecturer of Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI

In this performance presentation, composer, performer, and educator Jordan Munson will demonstrate the use of technology as a compositional tool. Munson will share his fascination with the change of sonic information that occurs as you interpret sound back and forth between digital and analog. Through live performance, he will also demonstrate how sound can be interpreted via visual medium.

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Planet Earth
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Planet Earth

A Science Communicator’s Guide to the Galaxy — the Don’t Panic Edition

Jenna Marston, R&D Communications Specialist and Guest Relations Coordinator, Dow AgroSciences

It’s 2018 and planet Earth is facing challenges like never before. World hunger, climate change and a distracted public may lead to global devastation. Is it time to panic? Not quite. Luckily for us, science is saving the day! However, even the best scientific advancement doesn’t mean anything if the general public doesn’t understand it. This talk will explore how science advocates can better communicate their message in a way that consumers will connect to—so we can support the scientists who are trying to save us all.

A discussion of the evolution of stone tools and
humans: a flintknapping demonstration

Ed Hermann, Research Scientist, Geoarchaeology, Indiana University

Stone tools have been made by our ancestors for at least 2.6 million years. As an enduring artifact type, in many cases, stone tools are all archaeologists have to understand the past. Tool types and production methods have evolved in parallel with our early ancestors. Through stone tool research, archaeologists can learn about our cognitive evolution, how far people traveled, settlement distributions, diet changes through time, chronologies, technological advances, and more. The flintknapping demonstration will offer a glimpse of how stone tools were manufactured, while providing insight into the intellectual challenges of tool production.

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Our Body
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Our Body

No one wants to go blind from preventable diseases, right? See the latest on eye research (get it?) and get to the heart of a researcher’s personal journey toward applying his work to a close subject.

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Planet Earth — Climate Change
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Planet Earth — Climate Change

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Like it or not, it’s getting warmer. How will this change when and where extreme weather events like tornadoes happen? How will disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes move with changing climate? Join us while we talk about what we are learning about the risk of extreme weather and disease in our changing climate.

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Atoms to Galaxies
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Atoms to Galaxies

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The universe is YUGE, but much of what makes it tick happens at an infinitesimally small scale. We will talk about how we can change what happens at the ultra-small scale simply by observing it, and about the impressive tools we use to observe the universe in action over massive distances. We promise that no real cats will be harmed, though some imaginary cats will have a very good AND bad time.

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Tech Me Out
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tech Me Out

PEW PEW! BAM! BOOM! These are sounds we often think of when we think of video games, but they can be so used for so much more than that. Discover how people are people are coping with PTSD and learning new skills through technology.

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Our Society
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Our Society

Do you know how much the general population effects things as heady as scientific research and as seemingly “every day” like the purchase of booze on Sundays? Well, if you didn’t, listen up! And if you did, that’s amazing… here’s your chance to learn more!

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Beautiful Mind
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Beautiful Mind

The human brain is an interesting place. We will talk about how it helps us make good (or not so good) decisions, and how science is helping us learn how to keep it healthy. We will hear about imaging the brain to understand decision making, and efforts to get medicine through the brain’s protective barrier when brain cancer strikes.

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