Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Carnegie Mellon Students To Share Tales of Science At Story Collider Show in Rex Theater
Physics PhD student Michelle Ntampaka
PITTSBURGH—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.
Physics PhD student Michelle Ntampaka studies dark matter halos that surround galaxy clusters. When she isn't Ph.D.ing in physics at Carnegie Mellon University, she trains Rwandan high school science teachers to deliver memorable lessons using common materials. Her surname has two silent consonants - we'll let you guess which ones they are - and translates roughly from Kinyarwanda to English as "Don't Argue with Me."