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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Students To Share Tales of Science At Story Collider Show in Rex Theater

Funny, Touching Stories Reveal How Science Has Shaped Lives

Contact: Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Story Collider LogoPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students have personal stories about falling in love under African skies, being responsible for a spacecraft millions of miles away and even overcoming self-consciousness regarding a Pittsburgh accent — and all of them relate to their passion for science and technology. They will be sharing them at a live show with The Story Collider on Monday night.

Five graduate and undergraduate students in physics, computer science and biology will tell stories about science and the impact it has on their lives at 8 p.m., Monday at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh's South Side.

The show is a collaboration between The Story Collider, a national storytelling project that produces live shows and podcasts, and Public Communication for Researchers (PCR), a CMU student group that promotes science communication skills.

Jesse Dunietz, a Ph.D. student in computer science and a PCR organizer, said more than 20 students submitted story ideas in hopes of being part of the show. Some of the selected stories are funny and some are sentimental; all of them are true, he added.

Ben Lillie, co-founder and director of The Story Collider, and Erin Barker, senior producer, will moderate the show. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door or at http://storycollider.org/shows/2013-10-21.

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Five graduate and undergraduate students in physics, computer science and biology will share their stories at a live show with The Story Collider at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21 at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh's South Side.