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TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “So Much To Know About GMO, Our Friend Or Our Foe? Analyzing The Controversial Genetically Modified Organism”

Saturday – January 21, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY


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Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org

Speaker:

Sara Velardi, MS, PhD Candidate in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy at SUNY ESF

Talk Overview:

So what exactly is a GMO? Why, a genetically modified organism of course! GMOs have been a popular topic in mass media today with opponents and supporters passionately stating their arguments for or against them. In this talk we will discuss the many sides of the coin in the debate surrounding GMOs and if we will expect to see a GMO label on our food in the future.

Biography:

Sara Velardi’s PhD research focuses on public perceptions of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the policy surrounding the regulation and labeling of GMOs. She has presented her current research at the New York State Biotechnology Symposium and the International Rural Sociology Conference in Toronto. Her previous Master’s research focused on science educators’ professional development in environmental education. Specifically she worked on the environmental education program Project Learning Tree. Sara got to explore her love for outdoor education as a naturalist at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, New York while working on her Master’s degree. Sara has a love for teaching and has worked with SUNY-ESF Outreach in the past on various STEM mentoring and ESF SCIENCE summer camp adventures. She has taught biology at Onondaga Community College and hopes to continue teaching throughout her career. She has also had the great opportunity to be a Graduate Ambassador for the Graduate School at SUNY-ESF and give campus tours to prospective students. In her free time she likes to go hiking around Central New York and hold Jodi Picoult mini book clubs with her mom.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

CNY STEM Connection Website Announcement – C&S/Carrier Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline 18 May 2016

Greetings, fellow astrophiles!

This in recently from the TACNY email list. For more information and the application forms, check out www.cnystem.com/students-parents/scholarship-applications.html.

Do you know a high school senior planning to attend Onondaga Community College? Will they be pursuing a degree in STEM? If so – check this out!!

C&S/OCC Scholarship

The C&S Companies offer $4,000 for students majoring in the fields of engineering science, architectural, environmental, electrical engineering, fire protection, or mechanical technology.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Cumulative average of 85 or higher
* Major in a STEM field & remain in that major
* Participation in at least one summer internship

Carrier/OCC Scholarship

Carrier is excited to offer two $4,000 scholarships to students pursuing two year college degrees in technology and engineering programs at Onondaga Community College. Carrier is committed to developing the Syracuse engineering technology talent base, as we continue to develop products that enable us to be our customers’ first choice.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Cumulative average of 80 or higher
* Major in a STEM field & remain in that major
* Participate in a Carrier summer internship as available, pending business conditions.
* For more information and application: OCC Scholarship application

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

CNY Skeptics & TACNY Joint Lecture – Fixing Our Medicine: Why All Clinical Trials Need To Be Published

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Event is Free and Open to the Public

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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*** PARKING AVAILABLE IN LOT 13 NEXT TO SRC ARENA, A SHORT WALK FROM THE WHITNEY APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CENTER, CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF SUNY-OCC’S CAMPUS ***

* Please contact 1-315-636-6533 or email info@cnyskeptics.org for more information.

Presentation by Lauren Quattrochi, Ph.D

Director of AllTrials USA at Sense About Science
www.senseaboutscienceusa.org, www.alltrials.net, Twitter hashtag #AllTrials

Presentation Summary

SASUSALogonew_102615-1024x439Only half of all clinical trials globally have reported results. Dr. Quattrochi will describe the current landscape for publication bias and how this lack of clinical trial transparency has shaped our medicine. She will dive into why withheld clinical trial data may hold valuable insight into progressing our medical system by touching on cases where unpublished or poorly published clinical trial data has negatively impacted patients, the medical community and/or fellow pharmaceutical researchers. Thereafter, she will detail how the AllTrials campaign aims to address and rejuvenate scientific data sharing on a global level.

Presenter Bio

LaurenMRCT1000-1080x675Dr. Lauren Quattrochi is a neuroscientist who guides the campaign for AllTrials USA at Sense About Science USA, a non-profit focused on equipping the public with tools and knowhow to navigate evidence-based research. She specializes in educating the public on breakthrough science, correcting popularized pseudoscience and bringing about awareness on clinical trial transparency in the USA. She earned her doctorate from Brown University in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, where she discovered a novel third subtype of photoreceptor.

CNY Skeptics

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics, meetup.com page) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.