Communicating Science Virtual Workshop: Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Students will learn the art of storytelling and how to communicate science to the general public. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Lewis, Professor at George Mason in Environmental Science and Policy and Producer at Que Sera Sera Films. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools that participate in this workshop are required to submit an entry for Challenge 2. Registration for this workshop will be open from September 30th until October 27th at 5:00 pm. To register, please click here – Closed on October 27, 2020.
Green Treasures- Fairchild’s Pharmacy Virtual Tour: Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This workshop will highlight how plants are not only beautiful to look at but are traditionally used to create natural remedies for the treatment of many common ailments. Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Quave, Curator of the Emory University Herbarium and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Human Health at Emory University. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools that participate in this workshop are required to submit an entry for Challenge 6. Registration for this workshop will be open between Wednesday, January 6th to January 19th at 5:00 pm. To register, please click here – Closed on January 19, 2021.
Lightning Talks and Evening Walk: TBD
The Fairchild Challenge invites high school students to an informative talk and evening walk. This one night event gathers Fairchild’s graduate school students to answer all your questions about the occasionally-exciting life of a grad student. Each speaker will give a brief lightning talk about their research and what it took to get from high school to college to graduate school. Then enjoy a pizza-fueled Q&A addressing any questions you might have about pursuing a career in science. If you can stay a little later, our grad students will lead a headlamp-lit evening walk to look for Fairchild’s night-blooming plants and nocturnal animals. To register, please click here – CANCELED.