Scope Academy Returns to NCSU April 2013

Scope Academy 2013
Online registration now open for NC State’s premier science education outreach event
The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at NC State University is proud to announce the return of Scope Academy, an event that provides science fans of all ages and backgrounds with a unique look at how science and mathematics impact the world – even the entire universe – around us.
This year’s edition of Scope Academy will be Saturday, April 13, on NC State’s North Campus. Online registration is available now at www.pams.ncsu.edu/weekend.
The day begins with student research posters and faculty seminars that cover some of today’s most compelling scientific topics, such as “Coastal Waters in Trouble;” “Who’s Number 1? The Science of Rating and Ranking;” and “The Future of Green Chemistry.” A full list of seminar titles and abstracts can be found at www.pams.ncsu.edu/weekend.
A keynote lecture by Robert M. Califf, M.D., will follow. In this lecture, titled “Healthy Collaborations = Healthier Patients,” Dr. Califf will address the important role that partnerships among scientists, clinicians and community partners play in the advancement of biomedical research and, ultimately, its application in practice to improve population and individual health.
Dr. Califf, who has long-standing research collaborations with statisticians at NC State, is vice chancellor for clinical and translational research, director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute and professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.
Sponsored by the NC State University Physical and Mathematical Sciences Foundation, Scope Academy is free and open to the public, although registration by April 8 is required. An all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet, catered by Backyard Bistro, is available after the event for $10/person.
Scope Academy is proud to be a partner event of the North Carolina Science Festival, the nation’s first and largest statewide science festival, taking place April 5-21. For more information, please visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.
MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Townsend
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
NC State University
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