The Next W&S



Wednesday, June 3, 2020

posted May 17, 2020, 9:57 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 17, 2020, 9:58 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: COVID Q&A
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | Zoom & Facebook Live

demystifying the state of the science to answer your questions, help you find good sources, and spot misinformation about COVID-19

Wednesday May 6, 2020

posted Apr 27, 2020, 12:32 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 11, 2020, 11:08 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: COVID Q&A
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Google Hangouts Meet

demystifying the state of the science to answer your questions, help you find good sources, and spot misinformation about COVID-19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

posted Mar 26, 2020, 8:02 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated May 11, 2020, 11:07 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: COVID Q&A
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Google Hangouts Meet

demystifying the state of the science to answer your questions, help you find good sources, and spot misinformation about COVID-19

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

posted Jan 28, 2020, 5:31 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 5:32 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: [Don't] Dumb it Down
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

A discussion with researchers about how they distill complicated ideas without sacrificing content

Dr. Manolis Kargiantoulakis

Research Associate

FermiLab


Dr. Allen Helm

Senior Biosafety Officer

University of Chicago


More Panelists to be Announced!


Hosted by Erica

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

posted Dec 4, 2019, 1:36 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Dec 10, 2019, 12:04 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: Hey! been tryin' to meet you
Wednesday, december 18, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

a panel discussion with scientists and experts about reaching the people and communities impacted by their research
Mark Aparece
PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Boston College

Sophia Gaynor, PhD
PostDoc, Genomic Engineering
Tempus Labs
 Jess Rudnick
PhD Candidate, Ecology
University of CA, Davis

Edyta Sitko
Midwest Senior Campaign Coordinator
Union of Concerned Scientists

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

posted Nov 11, 2019, 4:02 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 4:41 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism: 💩 for brains
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Gut Microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease: What the Sh*t?

Hemraj B Dodiya, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology

University of Chicago


a panel discussion will follow about the relationship between gut organisms and neurological health

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 5:23 PM by Scott Burman   [ updated Oct 1, 2019, 5:47 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  like a (a)sex(ual) machine
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Is the water you are drinking safe? How synthetic biology can help you determine the answer

Kirsten Jung, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University


Getting our feet in the door: Improving process efficiency in bacteria

Sam Leach, Graduate Student

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Northwestern University


Hosted by Erica

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

posted Aug 8, 2019, 8:39 AM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 9:25 PM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  it's getting hot in here
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

A panel discussion with scientists and experts about the impacts of rising heat index on your community
Jessica Collingsworth
Lead Midwest Energy Policy Analyst
Union of Concerned Scientists

Courtney Hanson
Program Manager
People for Community Recovery
Daniel Horton
Climate Change Research Group
Northwestern University

Jordan L Schnell
Climate Change Research Group
Northwestern University

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

posted Jul 11, 2019, 12:17 AM by Scott Burman   [ updated Aug 8, 2019, 8:36 AM ]

Wonder & Skepticism:  Let the [anti]bodies hit the floor
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

The genetic tricks gonorrhea has been evolving inside of us for thousands of years

Sarah Quillin, PhD, MPH Candidate

Northwestern University


Antibodies - How we made one of nature’s weapons into one of our own

Justin Modica, PostDoc

Northwestern University


Hosted by Erica

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

posted Jun 10, 2019, 4:35 PM by Scott Burman

Wonder & Skepticism:  You're so vein
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 6pm | Free | Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, Chicago IL 60622

Personalized medicine is here: Replicating patients’ veins

Andrés Moya Rodríguez, Grad Student University of Chicago


When the bead drops:🔥 applications of microfluidics

Becca Back, Research Technician University of Chicago


Hosted by Natasha

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