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daVinci Talks

daVinci Talks: In Sickness and Health

daVinci Talks: In Sickness and Health

Welcome to daVinci Talks, a new podcast series where we explore science through the magic of theater. In this series we bring together in “real time” someone from the past with a present day scientist for a conversation with our host Mark Kesling. As the three of us engage in conversations around a variety of topics, you are transported into a world where the past becomes the present.

daVinci Talks: Curious Forces

daVinci Talks: Curious Forces

Welcome to daVinci Talks, a new podcast series where we explore science through the magic of theater. In this series we bring together in “real time” someone from the past with a present day scientist for a conversation with our host Mark Kesling. As the three of us engage in conversations around a variety of topics, you are transported into a world where the past becomes the present.

Women in STEM Interviews

A Conversation with Anna Eaglin

A Conversation with Anna Eaglin

Women in STEMAnna Eaglin Anna is the principal product partner at Innovatemap. Anna specializes in answering big questions for clients about their business and their customers. With expertise in product strategy, product management, and research, Anna asks the right...

A Conversation with Dr. Crystal Morton

A Conversation with Dr. Crystal Morton

Women in STEMDr. Crystal Morton Associate Professor, Mathematics Education, IUPUI School of Education Dr. Morton's research is focused on understanding factors that adversely affect how science and math is taught to African-American students (especially females). She...

A Conversation with Dr. Julie Mund

A Conversation with Dr. Julie Mund

Women in STEMJulie Mund, Ph.D. IUSM Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Julie earned her B.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Studies from Creighton University, her M.S. in Cellular and Integrative Physiology and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Indiana...

A Conversation with Tara Hobson

A Conversation with Tara Hobson

Women in STEMTara Hobson, MA Tara Hobson is the Director of Graduate Programs and Student Success  at IU School of Medicine. She is in the process of completing her PhD and she is a mother of 2. Besides just being a great mentor and person, Tara has expertise in how...

Classes:

Watercolor Class with Megan Jefferson

Watercolor Class with Megan Jefferson

Indianapolis artist, Megan Jefferson, is conducting a series of online watercolor workshops where she will work with students to explore how to work with watercolors to create paintings, nature journals, and just for pleasure.

Field Journaling With Geoff Davis

Field Journaling With Geoff Davis

Noblesville naturalist, Geoff Davis, is conducting an online workshop where he will work with students to explore how Nature Journaling can increase engagement and enhance outdoor experiences.

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Curiosities:

Scientific T-Shirt Challenge

Scientific T-Shirt Challenge

Scientific T-Shirt ChallengeYour Challenge We call the daVinci Pursuit a museum without walls – and now we want to bring the museum straight to your home. The daVinci Pursuit is excited to announce a new series called #dVPchallenge. Over the coming weeks, we will...

Scientific Mask Challenge

Scientific Mask Challenge

Scientific Mask ChallengeYour Challenge We call the daVinci Pursuit a museum without walls – and now we want to bring the museum straight to your home. The daVinci Pursuit is excited to announce a new series called #dVPchallenge. Over the coming weeks, we will...

Art Through the Eyepiece

Art Through the Eyepiece

Art Through the EyepieceDiscover HOW INTRAVITAL MICROSCOPY IS CHANGING RESEARCH AND HOW PEOPLE VIEW SCIENCE Explore hidden worlds through the art and science of Ruben Sandoval in this engaging series of presentations.  Make HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PAIR OF 3D...

Macro Challenge

Macro Challenge

Sunday through Saturday, May 17 - 23Macro ChallengeMore ... For more information about macro invertebrates from our firends at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management click the button below.Your Challenge We call the daVinci Pursuit a museum without walls –...

Cell Phone Science

Cell Phone Science

On-goingCell Phone Sciencephyphox Your smartphone is a mobile lab.(opens in new tab) Download for free: Follow us: Features Sensors Phyphox allows you to use the sensors in your phone for your experiments. For example, detect the frequency of a pendulum using the...

daVinci Innovation Design Workshop:

Introduction

Introduction

daVinci Innovation Workshop Introduction to Design Thinking Design Thinking is a flexible, yet systematic process to define and solve problems. A common misconception is that design thinking requires artistry, but it is not centered on artistic principles. Design...

Defining

Defining

daVinci Innovation Workshop Defining a Problem What sort of organizational culture do you need for design thinking to be successful? How you come upon problems to solve? Narrative descriptions thanks to Rochester Institute of Technology https://www.rit.edu/  ...

Creating

Creating

daVinci Innovation Workshop Creating a Team Design teams are a type of cross-functional team. A cross-functional team brings together people who have different areas of expertise and are often from different job levels to address a problem. While this diversity is a...

Research

Research

daVinci Innovation Workshop Research the Problem The next logical stage is the research substage of the design thinking process as well as what happens after you conduct the research so that you can move forward in the process. Narrative descriptions thanks to...

Illuminating Exhibits:

White River

White River

The RiverPartners for the White River Funded by a charitable gift from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the daVinci Pursuit is one of the Indiana nonprofit organizations collaborating on a multi-year initiative to protect and restore the White River with...

Offerings From Our Friends:

IndyStar Scrub Hub (New Updates)

IndyStar Scrub Hub (New Updates)

Offerings From Our FriendsIndyStar The Scrub From IndyStar Join the conversation with IndyStar reporters Sarah Bowman and London Gibson as we get the scrub on all things environmental in Indianapolis and across the state.   We ask questions and write stories about the...

Books Booze & Brains

Books Booze & Brains

Offerings From Our FriendsBooks Booze & Brains From Indiana Humanities At long last, three of our favorite things—books, booze and science—are coming together in a new monthly book club for the scientifically curious! This new group will meet monthly at Upland...

Backyard Green Infrastructure

Backyard Green Infrastructure

Offerings From Our FriendsBackyard Green Infrastructure From Reconnecting To Our Waterways (ROW) ... Learn how to improve our waterways with beutiful and efficient solutions from your own yard or neighborhood green space!    More from ROW including events...

Painter of the Dunes

Painter of the Dunes

Offerings From Our FriendsPainter of the Dunes From the Indiana State Museum ... Explore the story of the artist Frank V. Dudley, known for his striking landscapes of the Indiana Dunes. Listen as Indiana State Museum Senior Curator of Art and History, Mark Rushman...