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The RISE Network will offer several events this spring.

There is free registration to a limited number of UNCG faculty, staff, or graduate students for the upcoming NC Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) meeting on Friday, February 19 that is focused on “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM: Opportunities to Level the Playing Field.”

The RISE Speaker Series will host two virtual events.

Dr. Jerrod Henderson from the University of Houston will give a talk titled “Repairers of the breach: A conversation about the ‘Leaky STEM Pipeline” on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. There will be a Q&A session included with the talk. Register here by Feb. 16

Dr. Steven Zeisel from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will give a talk titled “Precision Nutrition: Lessons from studies on the nutrient choline” on Wednesday, April 21 at 4 p.m.  Register here by April 19.

Science Everywhere will be hosted virtually this year. The STEM community at UNCG should consider contributing digital content to this event. Please click here to complete a short survey about your interest in one (or more) of the three contributions described below. Contact Christopher Rhea (ckrhea@uncg.edu) if you have questions.

Short videos highlighting your research or lab: Please consider creating a 3-5 minute video that describes what you study in STEM (broadly defined), highlights equipment in your research lab, or why studying STEM is important to you. We aim for these videos to be fun and informative for the K-12 crowd! They don’t have to be uber high quality production. You can record them on your smartphone and we can provide some resources to help. These videos should be targeted to a K-12 audience (relatively little jargon). See below for one UNCG and one non-UNCG example after which you could model your video. 
*The NSF supported “STEM for All Video Showcase” is a perfect example of what we are trying to build for the North Carolina community with our virtual Science Everywhere event. Federally supported research programs were asked to create short videos for the public that describes their research, which is what we are asking of you. UNCG’s Heidi Carlone and her BRIDGES team submitted a wonderful video for the 2020 showcase that can be found here. To see more videos from NSF’s 2020 showcase that may inspire your own video for Science Everywhere, please click here

Meet a scientist: We intend to partner with local K-12 schools so you can Zoom into their classroom at a mutually agreed upon time on April 21-23 to have a live science talk with their students. This is open to faculty (“Meet a scientist”) and students (“Meet a future scientist”).

Lead an at-home small Zoom event focusing on a STEM activity: If you have a STEM demonstration or activity that you would like to lead with a small live audience over Zoom, let us know and we’ll help facilitate the event, including purchasing supplies.
 
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