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: The present is the key to the past
Jade Atkins from Carleton University
Jade Atkins is a PhD Candidate at Carleton University studying vertebrate palaeontology and evolutionary developmental biology. Originally from rural Nova Scotia, she completed a BSc and MSc in Halifax before moving to Ottawa in 2015. Jade is interested in the evolution of skulls and is using living and fossil amphibians to explore questions about how skull appearance changes over millions of years.
Come learn about how some researchers study living animals to learn about their extinct relatives! Using frogs and salamanders, Jade’s research investigates how their appearance has changed over millions of years.
July 20 - Greg Mitchell, Wildlife Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada - The Amazing Monarch Butterfly
July 27 - Oren Petel, Carleton University - Impacts and X-rays - A look inside helmet testing
August 3 - University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - Medical Curiosity
August 10 - Ottawa Art Gallery - Juan Geuer: The Science of Art
August 17 - University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - Medical Curiosity
August 24 - Cynthia Cruickshank, Carleton University - Solar cars and Solar houses
August 31 - Sebastian Hadjiantoniou, Incuvers - From ideation to discovery: The past, present and future of science
November 2 - Issac Tamblyn, NRC-CNRC
November 16 - Emily Standen, Uottawa