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Curiosity on Stage - This week: What is the imagination?

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:

What is the imagination?

Presentation at 3:00 p.m. Presentation in English with a bilingual Q+A.

Lia Turner, Carleton University Science of Imagination Laboratory

Lia is a Cognitive Science student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and conducts original research in Carleton’s Science of Imagination Laboratory. Her research focus is in perception and hallucinations. Lia is also passionate about science communication – regularly delivering talks about brain research, brain health and managing “invisible” conditions such as epilepsy. In addition to Lia’s scientific work she works in the technology sector, as an education development specialist at Community Brands, a US based tech firm. Lia’s goal is to inspire others to learn about the brain and continue scientific investigation.

Coming Up:

March 24, 2018 - Alicia Gal, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering - Science of Sledge Hockey

April 7, 2018 - Dr. Nancy Kingsbury, Environment and Climate Change Canada and University of Ottawa - Citizen Science

April 21, 2018 - Jill Heinerth, Royal Canadian Geographical Society - Science of Cave Diving

April 28, 2018 - Nicole Rayner, NRCan - Rocks and Minerals

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