Monday, August 23, 2021

September 11 - It Came from the Science Fair!

Presented by Adam Ruben, PhD

Writer, Comedian, and Molecular Biologist

Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:30 pm   

B-CC Regional Services Center 

4805 Edgemoor Lane 2nd Floor (West Room) Bethesda, MD 


NCAS is returning to live presentations.

What are the most common mistakes kids make when preparing projects for science fairs?  What can we learn from these events about the way science is taught and understood?  And can we all please agree, once and for all, that science has learned all it needs to learn from measuring classmates' heart rates before and after playing video games?  In this talk, scientist/comedian Adam Ruben will share some of the most bizarre, most inadvisable, least scientifically rigorous science projects he's judged and talk about their implications for the future of science education.

Adam Ruben is a writer, comedian, and molecular biologist.Adam has performed stand-up comedy and told stories on stage for more than 20years. He has appeared on the Food Network, the Travel Channel, the WeatherChannel, Discovery International, Netflix, and NPR, and he currently hosts theshows Outrageous Acts of Science and What On Earth? on the Science Channel and is a writer for the Emmy-nominated PBS Kidsshow Elinor Wonders WhyAdam is the author of two books, Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Goto Grad School (Random House, 2010) and PinballWizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball (Chicago ReviewPress, 2017), and writes the monthly science humor column Experimental Error in the otherwise respectable journal Science.

To avoid possible spread of covid-19, there will be no refreshments at these talks for the next few months.

Due to continuing concerns about covid-19, all attendees, whether vaccinated or not, are required to wear masks or other face covering while attending this talk. 

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