Programs & Events

Science Cafe

Science Cafe at Morrill Hall

Science Cafe is a casual, educational and entertaining series presented by Morrill Hall.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00-7:30 p.m., attendees can hear from scientists, ask questions and offer opinions in this informal setting. 

The monthly event is free and will be held virtually until further notice. 

Upcoming Events:

APRIL
Virtual Science Café
Tuesday, April 27th
7:00-7:30 p.m. Central Time
Presented via Zoom and Facebook Live

How Gaze Differs on Natural Language and Source Code
with Dr. Bonita Sharif, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNL

Dr. Bonita Sharif, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNL, will discuss how novice and expert gaze differs between reading natural language text and source code. Inspired by the linearity that people exhibit while reading natural language text, her team sought to determine if they can characterize this type of linearity in reading source code. Unlike natural language text, source code can be executed and requires a specific reading approach. She will present the results of their eye tracking study to show these differences. 

This FREE program will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register here for the Zoom session. To join us on Facebook Live, visit the UNSM Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on April 27th!

MAY
Virtual Science Café
Tuesday, May 25th
7:00-7:30 p.m. Central Time
Presented via Zoom and Facebook Live

Stressed? You’re Not Alone, Especially at the End of Life
with Katie East, PhD Student in Anthropology

Dying is a part of life, but it is an experience that is still poorly understood. Questions remain: what is the dying experience like, is the experience the same for everyone, and has modern medicine improved the dying experience? Believe it or not, studying stress, human hair, and museum collections can shed light on these questions and provide hope that improvements are possible. Join Katie East, PhD student in Anthropology, to learn how her research is helping us learn more.

This FREE program will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register here for the Zoom session. To join us on Facebook Live, visit the UNSM Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on May 25th!