Events

IBACS Meet-and-Speak Event

The CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) invites you to their annual two-day Meet and Speak” event on May 14th and 15th where affiliated faculty (from the Storrs campus and UConn Health Center) will give up to 15-minute presentations describing, in accessible language, the research they have carried out, or propose carrying out, with seed funding previously awarded by IBACS. Graduate Students affiliated with the Institute will be performing short “datablitz” style presentations about their involvement in Seed Funded or related research, and posters. Morning and afternoon sessions will be held on the first floor of Oak Hall (101-107) from 9:00am-6:30pm. A general program is available; a detailed program with speakers and titles will be available shortly. 

In addition, the 2019 Meet-and-Speak will feature a film series on Tuesday evening and a Keynote speaker on Wednesday evening:

  • IBACS Film Series at 4pm, May 14 in Oak Hall 101 – Please join us as we premiere a series of short films produced by Tim Miller, from the Department of Digital Media and Design, profiling scientists affiliated with the Institute. Tim will speak about the challenges of translating science into film, and each of his protagonists will speak about how the film process influenced their own thinking about how to communicate science.
  • Richard Aslin, Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT at 5pm, May 15 in Oak Hall 101 – Title and abstract TBA. Dr. Aslin works on brain function and infant learning.

This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the diverse research that IBACS affiliates are engaged in, and will provide a forum for cross-disciplinary networking. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. More information about this event can be found here.

If you are interested in attending all or part of this 2-day event, please register by May 1st. Attendance at each session or each day is not required, and you will be able to specify on the registration form which sessions you can attend. 

 

Colloqiua, Workshops and Lectures, etc.

HIGHLIGHTS from 2017/2018

UConn Logic Group

The UConn Logic Group meets every other week for the Logic Colloquium, to hear talks by local and visiting speakers on topics in logical studies. Check out their schedule on the Logic Group Website

 

 

12/6/17: Science and Story. Tim Miller, assistant professor of digital media and design, speaks about the role of storytelling in the communication of scientific research. He explained that as the understanding of science grows, storytelling drives inspiration and critical thinking while helping convey answers to the fundamental questions fueling scientific research.Photo Credit: Photographer Nicholas Hampton and The Daily Campus.