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CEBC is launching a new 'Unseminar' series in summer 2018. Be prepared for boredom-busting, interactive meet-ups where you can socialize, gain skills and exchange ideas with your CEBC friends.


May 31, 2018: Social Media for Scientists and Engineers

3:30 pm
1501 Wakarusa Dr., Building B, Room 104

Can communicating through social media lead to higher citations? Studies say yes!  Come learn how to build your online presence. Jill Hummels, communications manager for KU's Office of the Provost, will share insights on how to use tools like Twitter
and Instagram. Participants will practice live tweeting. Snacks will be provided.


June 4, 2018, Social Mixer at Dempseys

7:00 pm
623 Vermont St.

Everyone is welcome, including students, researchers, faculty, colleagues, friends, and family!


June 19, 2018: Science Slam

7:00 pm
Conroy’s Pub
3115 W 6th St

Good communicators use stories to share their message and inspire their audience.  Come learn how to bolster your storytelling super power at this Unseminar. Session includes an open mic for 5 minute flashtalks by volunteers from the audience.

The theme for the night will be "Activation Energy: Stories About Science Beginnings."  All KU students, faculty and researchers are invited to tell short stories about the path that got them to where they are today as scientists or engineers.  Some suggested prompts to get you thinking about your story: Why did you choose this path?  How has it changed you (on a personal or emotional level)?  How did you overcame barriers along the way?   

If you have a story that you want to share at this event, email Claudia Bode (


July 19: Modeling Minus the Math

3:30 pm
3189G​ Integrated Science Building
1567 Irving Hill Road

Computational chemistry seminars are often full of perplexing jargon and eye-glazing equations.  Not this time!  Graduate students Zeke Piskulich and Amy Jystad will crack open the black box of computer simulations. Expect the unexpected in this unconventional training session.


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