This photo shows a young woman standing on a stage with a large slide projected behind her, which reads "How Do Flying Snakes Cross Gaps, and Why Do We Care?" followed by "Michelle Graham, Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics, The Center for Communicating Science, Virginia Tech, Insitute for Society, Culture, and Environment."
Our annual Nutshell Games provides opportunities for graduate researchers to share their work with a public audience.

Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science hosts, sponsors, and collaborates to present a variety of events. These include:

The Nutshell Games: 90-second research talks by graduate students, held each fall in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival.

New River Valley Science on Tap: Monthly science-inspired speakers, performers, and discussions, Rising Silo Brewery, 2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg. 

Girls Launch!: Monthly science visits by women researchers to Giles County's Eastern Elementary/Middle School kindergarten classrooms.

Communicating Science at Warm Hearth: Once a semester, Communicating Science graduate students visit Warm Hearth Retirement Village and give short presentations on their research to a public audience.

Middle school research talks: Once a semester, Communicating Science graduate students visit Giles County's Eastern Elementary/Middle School 6th and 7th grade classrooms to talk about their research and engage the children in science activities.

ComSciCon-Virginia Tech 2019: March of 2019 marked the first ComSciCon to be held on Virginia Tech's campus, with 60 participants and a full day of workshops with a kick-off event the preceding evening. 

The center also often hosts special events. These have included an evening with science comedian Brian Malow, performing arts-science collaborations, a campus visit from the founder of Skype a Scientist, a workshop with Yale Climate Connections senior editor Sara Peach, and more.

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