Curiosity on Stage - This week: Sea monsters, SCUBA, and the science of swimming

CSTM
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Sep 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Curiosity on Stage - This week: Sea monsters, SCUBA, and the science of swimming
Location
Demo Stage
When
Times
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fee
Included with admission
Language
English only
Language Comments
Presentation in English with a bilingual Q+A.

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.


Coming Up:

September 21 - Medical Curiosity, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - The Brain!

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