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Science in the Lives of Students: A Particle Physicist’s Endeavor

Science in the Lives of Students: A Particle Physicist’s Endeavor

Ajinkya Kamat is a Ph.D. candidate at U.Va. specializing in Particle Physics who has just joined the OpenGrounds Science Straight Up project, a new initiative that OpenGrounds has adopted aiming to promote informal conversation and dialogue about exciting scientific ideas in Charlottesville. Kamat will be speaking at the OpenGrounds studio Nov. 2o at 5:30 pm about the role of particle physics (and other … Continue reading

OpenGrounds Hosts iGEM Panel Collaboration

OpenGrounds Hosts iGEM Panel Collaboration

On September 24th, OpenGrounds held one of the first live panel collaborations between individuals representing biology, law, ethics, and the public in an exploration of synthetic biology and its implications for modern society. This event was part of the monthly Science Straight Up series, a “science cafe” event that brings science into public spaces in a … Continue reading

Public Reading – A Sense of Place: Perceptions of Coastal Virginia

In the spirit of supporting cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship, OpenGrounds hosted a public reading of short essays and poems written by students of Professors Arthur Schwarzschild and Hannah Rogers of the Department of Environmental Science’s J-Term course, entitled “A Sense of Place: Perceptions of Coastal Ecosystems and the Written Word.” This course, which was hosted by … Continue reading