Saturday, July 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.
No middle man, no PowerPoint slide, no amphitheater – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask. Look out for model brains, hardhats and lab coats, or listen to the collision of black holes in the farthest corners of our universe. Or simply hear our scientists talk about what fascinates them, and why they think they have the most fantastic job in the world! This will be the first US event among others happening this summer in Canada, England, Europe, and Tanzania.
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