2020 Season 2 show dates:


Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7pm. 

Biodomes & Environmental Science

Kurtis Baute – Scientist, Inventor &  YouTuber.

Kurtis sealed himself in a DIY Biodome – a tiny, air-tight greenhouse, filled with several hundred plants – to show people how we interact with the air we breathe and to explain some of the science around climate change. A “don’t-try-this-at-home” experiment, it trended on Twitter and made BBC news – all while he was inside, trying to stay calm to conserve air. It did NOT go as planned. Click here to see our fav video!

 

Quantum Cryptography & Black Holes

Alex May, UBC

Fans of both Astronomy and Physics will get their nerd on when UBC Physicist Alex May explains how Qantum Cryptography relates to black holes.


MAY 2020 – The “WONDER WOMEN IN STEM” Show

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7pm

Gwen Bailey, Caltech – Organic Chemistry & Carbon Bonds

Originally from the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, Gwen completed her PhD in chemistry with Prof. Deryn Fogg at the University of Ottawa. There, she studied an exceptionally powerful and “green” technology for building carbon-carbon bonds. Her research was recognized by the Inorganic Division of the Canadian Institute for Chemistry, with its 2018 “AGWIC” award for graduate work in inorganic chemistry, and by a postdoctoral fellowship from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). At Caltech, Gwen’s research focuses on new ways to activate carbon dioxide (CO2) using mixed-metal complexes. With emerging technologies for efficiently capturing CO2 directly from the atmosphere, this research could lead to powerful strategies for taking advantage of atmospheric CO2 to synthesize renewable, carbon-neutral liquid fuels.

Michelle Kunimoto, PhD Candidate, UBC – Transit Signals & Exoplanet Hunting

Michelle Kunimoto added an impressive entry to her resumé before even graduating from UBC: discovered four new planets. While earning a Bachelor of Science in combined honours Physics and Astronomy, Michelle pinpointed four new worlds beyond our solar system, ranging in size from Mercury-sized to slightly larger than Neptune.

Michelle is a PhD candidate, with dreams of working for NASA. Hear her talk before she leaves Canada to pursue her post-doctoral fellowship in parts unknown.

Michelle also made it onto the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Science in 2017.