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.
While everyone is welcome on the Demo Stage, this program is recommended for ages 10+.
This week: Sea monsters, SCUBA, and the science of swimming
Dr. Michelle Mekarski, Canada Science and Technology Museum
As the Science Communication and Engagement Officer at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Michelle’s goal is to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public — specializing in making science and technology engaging, accessible, and fun. Michelle earned a PhD in evolutionary biology and paleontology and has many years of experience developing and delivering science outreach activities. When away from her job at the museum, she can be found teaching at the University of Ottawa or Carleton University, digging for fossils, or relaxing by the water.
Her presentation is all about the science of swimming. How is a SCUBA diver similar to a sea monster? What problems do they both face? What solutions do they both have? Using examples from the time of the dinosaurs and from today, we will explore the universal challenges of living in the water.
September 28 - Jim Davies, Carleton University
October 5 - Medical Curiosity, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
October 12 - Oren Petel, Carleton University - Impacts and X-rays - A look inside helmet testing
October 26 - Joana Rocha, Carleton University - Sounds in Aircraft: Testing at the Aeroacoustics Laboratory
November 2 - Issac Tamblyn, NRC-CNRC
November 9 - Medical Curiosity, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
November 16 - Emily Standen, Uottawa
December 7 - Medical Curiosity, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine