Category Archives: Science in the City

Interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz

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  Present is SEBS’s VP Events Christa and OCMs Laura and Christine L. PART ONE   PART TWO   Christa: This is an interview with Professor Alexandra Horowitz and she will give us some background information on what she does, what she teaches and all her work.   Horowitz: Hi my name is Alexandra Horowitz […]

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NYCSEF Volunteering Spring 2014

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On Sunday, March 2nd, board members of CU SEBS trekked up to City College at 137th Street to partake in the excitement of the New York City Science and Engineering Fair for high school students as volunteers. From signing out judges, organizing and sorting through evaluation sheets, and occasionally perusing through the sea of rising, ambitious researchers, […]

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Top 10 Scientific Drives Behind Attraction

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10. We produce pheromonal secretions in our underarm, nipple, and genital areas. It is questionable on whether this is effective in attracting members of the opposite sex. However, biochemists have found pheromonal properties from the secretions of men and women are effective on pigs. So you might end up attracting the wrong species. Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-science/201211/human-pheromones-fact-or-fantasy […]

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Mentoring Initiative Fall 2013

On November 23rd, 2013, SEBS collaborated with Columbia Youth Adventures to educate low-income children from the Morningside Heights area on various aspects of the solar system. Activity books were provided to each child with fill-in-the-blank descriptions of each planet and the sun. Each SEBS volunteer represented one of the eight planets or the sun, and […]

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Research Panel 2013

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On Friday, October 11th, 2013, SEBS hosted an undergraduate research panel geared towards helping Columbia students find research opportunities on and off campus during the year and over the course of the summer. Speakers included: Sarah Berlinger (CC ’16) Chemical Engineering Research Assistant in the West Electrochemical Engineering Lab Christine Chen (CC ’15) Biomedical Engineering […]

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The Secret Science Club

Every month, the Secret Science Club at Brooklyn’s Bell house welcomes the hippest science lovers in New York to its free events including music, drinks, films, and lectures. Previous talks have included everything from marine biology to mathematical sociology. The Secret Science club is only open to 21+ with ID. Click here to see their website, […]

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“Creatures of Light” Illuminated at ANHM

PUT YOUR GLOWSTICKS IN THE AIR…. This Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History will open their doors on ‘Creatures of Light’ (‘Creatures of Light’ at American Museum of Natural History – NYTimes.com.), an exhibit exploring the phenomenon of bioluminescence, in a series of simulations of fireflies, glowworms, jellyfish and other mesmerizing creatures.  Because, let’s […]

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NYC FIRST Robotics Competition 3/16-3/18

Every year, the FIRST Robotics Competition is held at the Javits Center as part of the New York Regional. The competition is culmination of months of hard work in which high school students and their mentors attempt to build and program robots to participate in custom-designed FRC games. This year’s game, named ever so cleverly, […]

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Feb. 26 event: New York Hall of Science – 3D Theater Presentation: Wild Oceans

Price: $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission. (NYSCI Premium, Family Plus, Extended Family and Donor Members: $5 adults, $4 children Phone: (718) 699-0005 Age Suitability: Kids and up Dive underwater and view one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles in this digital 3D adventure. Filmed off the coast of South Africa, this 20-minute film explores […]

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To the Moon on a Budget: Stargazing and Lecture Series at Pupin, March 2, 7:00pm

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