Science Communication & Innovation Talks - SCI Talks
The Flagstaff Festival of Science began Science, Communication and Innovation Talks (SCI Talks) to the roster of festival activities in 2015. SCI Talks are a series of 15-18 minute lectures given by a handful of select local scientists and educators. Each year presenters represent a blend of educators illuminating the work they are doing to transform science or related education, scientists sharing their research, and others revealing the intersection of science and art. Thanks to our partners, the presentations are filmed and shared through social media and other educational outlets. The Festival is very grateful for the donations by the Coconino Center for the Arts, Peaks Audio, W. L. Gore & Associates and Echo Productions that make the SCI Talks possible.
2016 SCI Talks:
Where: Coconino Center for the Arts
When: Friday, September 30th @ 6:30 PM, doors open at 6:00
Cost: Free, beer and wine will be sold at the venue
2015 SCI Talks
Catastrophic Geology in the Solar System
Dr. Moses Milazzo, a Scientist at US Geological Survey, presented on catastrophic events in our solar system. His talk introduced the audience to how the planets have been significantly impacted by short duration events.
Engaging Students in Science
Jillian Worssam, a science teacher at Sinagua Middle School, presented on making science fun and attainable for middle school students. Her talk focuses on her incorporating research skills into her class, and connecting scientists and engineers from around the world to the students through her program, Scientists in the Classroom.
Eco-epidemiology, Endemism and Zoonoses: Rare but Dangerous Pathogens in Northern Arizona
Dr. Nathan Nieto, an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University, introduced the audience to the pathogens in Coconino County and described how they can be transmitted from their animal hosts to humans. More about Nathan and his research can be found at nietolab.com.
Fires of Change
Dr. Andi Thode, an Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, discusses the Fires of Change art exhibit from the viewpoint of a scientist collaborator.