Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math? Curiosity on Stage is a series of short, interactive presentations that brings you face-to-face with researchers and innovators. Each week, a featured speaker delivers an engaging presentation followed by an interactive Q-and-A session. Curiosity on Stage invites you to learn directly from people working in the science and technology-related fields. Find out what they do and why it matters – and leave inspired by their stories of curiosity, overcoming obstacles, and innovation.
This week: Explore waterways with citizen science!
Kat Kavanagh, Water Rangers
Kat Kavanagh is a web, graphic and game designer who grew up swimming and kayaking at her family’s cottage in Val-des-Monts, just north of Ottawa. After struggling to view and understand water quality data about her own lake, she co-founded a non-profit to help create communities around water science. Water Rangers is an online platform and testkit that aims to connect the public to open data, water quality testing and water conservation and is used regularly by citizen scientists in Ontario, Quebec, Alabama and Florida. Driven by redefining how we collect data and share scientific studies with the public, Kat loves creating experiences that make science fun!
June 2, 2018 - Anna Adamek, Ingenium - Let's do laundry like it's 1900
June 9, 2018 - University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - Medical Curiosity
June 16, 2018 - Kelly Caldwell, Conservation Solutions - The Art of Conservation
July 7, 2018 - University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - Medical Curiosity
July 14, 2018 - Dr Cristina Atance, Dr Tania Zamuner, Dr Christopher Fennell - Research in a Living Lab