“Spotlight” profiles six women in STEM and is part of Science Literacy Week (September 18-24), a national celebration of everything science-y. With the series, the groups hope to dispel common misconceptions about what STEM is about.
What would you do after building the largest radio telescope in Canada? “Celebrate,” agreed UBC physics and astronomy professor Dr. Mark Halpern and Iain Stewart, the president of the National Research Council of Canada.
If you want to gain an appreciation for a kingdom that’s in fact more related to us than plants, there’s no need to piece together a shiitake costume and travel to a mushroom-con. It’s not even necessary to go out into the city. Right on UBC’s campus there is a staggering amount of diverse fungi to discover.
Planes are flying metal tubes and are pretty close to miraculous. But some people don’t like leaving the miracle of flight as just a miracle. For UBC students, engineering or not, that’s where the AeroDesign team comes in.
With the help of Dr. Todd Handy’s lab in UBC’s psychology department, they found that you might not only become indifferent to being left out of a group when taking acetaminophen, but you might also carry that much more ‘meh’ attitude toward pretty much everything around you.
What if Doodle Poll could plan the actual events for you, taking into account everyone’s interests and schedules as well as personally negotiating something with your friends that will make everyone happy?
“We want to create someone who understands science, but also understands the social, political and financial implications of developing this green economy,” said Avramidis.