Gene Editing: Scientific and Ethical Considerations
Thursday October 11th at 8PM (2018)
Amazed and concerned by the idea that humans can rewrite their own DNA? Want to finally understand what CRISPR is?
Join William B. Hurlbut, MD, Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology at the Stanford Medical School in discussing the opportunities and challenges that arise from gene editing. Understand why some hail this frontier technology as a great medical advancement while others see it as a threat to humanity itself
Sprint for Science Run Fundraiser
September 30th, 2018
The Columbia Science Review launched its first annual Sprint for Science, a race in Riverside Park taking place on Sunday, September 30th, 2018. We donated the proceeds to BioBus, a Manhattanville-based science outreach organization aimed at helping minority, female, and low-income K-12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science. Their Mobile Labs and Explore programs provide inquiry-based, hands-on, standards-aligned lab sessions. Over the past nine years, BioBus has helped 200,000 students at more than 500 schools discover the thrill of scientific discovery, with many embarking on a path of scientific exploration and sustained pursuit.
Closing the Confidence Gap – Women in STEM
April 9th, 2018
46% of high school girls do not think they’re smart enough for their dream career. In this panel, we aim to explore why this happens especially in STEM fields– why do women tend to undervalue their math and science abilities? What are the effects of this confidence gap? And how can we solve this problem?
Join us, a mathematician, a physicist, a biologist, and two psychologists to discuss their personal experience and research in relation to this confidence gap. Snacks & drinks will be provided!
Are Humans Merely Sophisticated Algorithms?
April 3th, 2018
CSR is organizing a faculty panel to discuss the topic of “Are Humans Merely Sophisticated Algorithms?”
The discussion will focus on the modern interpretations of neuroscience and computer science and the philosophical and religious questions about human nature that they evoke. In the panel, we will be bringing together voices from the world of academia with differing religious beliefs and practices or lack thereof.
Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics in the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America.
Adjunct Assistant Professor. (BU JD, CU PhD). Dr. Kittay specializes in teaching courses on Buddhism and on Eastern and Western philosophy
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Screening andDiscussion
November 28, 2017
Join Columbia Science Review for a screening of the film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
Based on the NYTimes bestseller of the same name, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (Renée Elise Goldsberry), told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey). The film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. It’s a story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine.
PROFESSOR ROBERT POLLACK (Professor of Biological Sciences and former dean of Columbia College)
PROFESSOR ALONDRA NELSON (President of Social Sciences Research Council and Professor of Sociology)
Day of Data
November 17, 2017
ADI, CSR, CUMIS, and The Lion are hosting a Day of Data on November 17th in Lerner Hall!
Come through to learn all about data applied to different fields, participate in our HackSpace and get FREE SWAG!
1. Kickoff: Data Science 101 Workshop (Lerner 477, 12-1PM)
1. INTRO TO PYTHON (Lerner 569, 1-2PM)
2. MATH MATTERS: PYTHON, NUMPY & SCIPY* (Lerner 568, 1-2PM)
1. DATA SCIENCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD (Lerner 569, 2-3PM)
2. ANNOTATING BIOLOGICAL SEQUENCES (Lerner 568, 2-3PM)
1. DATA DRIVEN JOURNALISM (Lerner 569, 3-4PM)
2. DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE SPEAKERS (Lerner 568, 3-4PM)
3. MARS IMAGERY DATA WORKSHOP (West Ramp Lounge, 3pm-4pm)
1. USING AI FOR EQUITY FUNDS: CASE STUDY (Lerner 569, 4-5PM)
2. DATA DRIVEN PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Lerner 568, 4-5PM)
~ HackSpace! ~ (Lerner Satow, 5-7PM)
CSR & Columbia Neuroscience Society March For Science
April 22, 2017
DO YOU LOVE SCIENCE?!?! Please join us and the Columbia Neuroscience Society this saturday on our march for science. We will meet at Lerner Hall and take the subway to the event venue together. This is a great opportunity to show your support for the causes that you believe in. Join the march and feel free to bring a sign or banner to tell the world that you LOVE AND SUPPORT SCIENCE!!