Volunteer for the 2012 Science Transition Program!

Volunteer for the 2012 Science Transition Program!

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The Faculty of Science runs the Science Transition Program in order to support commencing science students during their first year at university. One of the best ways to do this is to introduce first year students to people in the know – senior students such as yourself! If you have had a positive experience during your undergraduate studies and would like to help others do likewise, you can volunteer to become a student mentor. As a mentor you will be instrumental in assisting first year students to build academic and social networks so that they settle more quickly into life as a student and get the most from their time here on campus.

Click here to register!

http://sydney.edu.au/science/cstudent/ug/smlp_mentors

Benefits for mentors:

  • Receive free training and develop desirable professional skills
  • Receive recognition from the Faculty of Science
  • Gain experience in team leadership
  • Widen your networks within the Faculty of Science
  • Help other students (and have fun!)
Sydney Science Forum: Special Molecular Gastronomy Event

Sydney Science Forum: Special Molecular Gastronomy Event

THE SYDNEY SCIENCE FORUM PRESENTS An explosive night of Molecular Gastronomy Featuring Professor Hervé This, Chef Martin Benn and Adam Spencer Tuesday 25 October 2011 Prepare your senses for a culinary adventure of foams, froths and frozen treats as the father of molecular gastronomy, Professor Hervé This demonstrates the science behind famous molecular gastronomy techniques. Acclaimed Sydney chef Martin Benn of Sepia restaurant will showcase his expertise in blurring the boundaries of conventional cooking in order to create extraordinary new textures and surprising taste sensations. A cocktail reception will follow the lecture where guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of unique molecular gastronomy concoctions. An entertaining evening that is guaranteed to change the way you cook at home! Featuring special guest compére Adam Spencer.
When 25 October 2011, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where The Great Hall, University of Sydney
Cost FREE
RSVP The Sydney Science Forum Phone: 02 9351 3021 Email: science.forum@sydney.edu.au
Week 13 BBQ!

Week 13 BBQ!

Do you like BBQs? Do you like Science? Are you reading these words? If so, come along to the last Scisoc BBQ of the year! (Don't forget your shirt!) Aqua Regias and delicious goods for all!

BBQ Details!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 12th October 2011
Where Lawns Behind Carslaw
Cost Dressed in 2011 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE! Otherwise: $2 Access/$4 Non-Access
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CHAST – 2011 Templeton Lecture: The Emotional Brain

CHAST – 2011 Templeton Lecture: The Emotional Brain

Presented by the Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology (CHAST) Speaker: Professor Joseph LeDoux, Center for Neural Science, New York University. The study of emotion has been hampered by a fixation on feelings. Feelings are important, but not all important. Problems arise when we use feelings, and their semantic labels, as guides to studying brain function in other animals. Rather than imposing concepts based on human introspective experience to the brains of other creatures, we should attempt to understand how the human brain is similar to the brains of other animals. This then becomes a foundation for understanding differences between humans and other animals. By reorienting the comparative study of emotions around survival circuit functions, we have the opportunity to understand similarities and differences in emotional functions between humans and other animals.
When 17 October 2011, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Cost FREE
RSVP None!! Just turn up!
Changes + Week 11 BBQ!

Changes + Week 11 BBQ!

Hey everyone! Congratulations to all the new execs who are taking part in next year's committee! We'll be updating our contacts page very soon and you'll begin to know who's who and how to contact them. The transitioning process begins over the course of this week and soon enough you'll be seeing our friendly faces helping out with the BBQ and our final Pubcrawl for the year! We're incredibly excited about next year and the events we're going to hold! As well as that, we'd also like to invite you to propose events to us, even if you're from another faculty or society! Just send us an email to scisoc@sydney.edu.au if you want to collaborate. The more events we have, the more people you meet, the more fun you'll have!

BBQ Details!

When 12:00pm-1:30pm, Wednesday, 12th October 2011
Where Lawns Behind Carslaw
Cost Dressed in 2011 SciSoc T-shirt: FREE! Otherwise: $2 Access/$4 Non-Access
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