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A series of talks about science in movies, books, and games.

SciPop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture

Welcome to SciPop Talks! a weekly series of talks open to the public featuring the intersection of science and pop culture.

Twitter: #SciPopTalks

These talks are co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries, Chemistry Department and Physics Department, Doane University, and the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Coming Soon

Please join us April 21, 2018 for SciPop Interactive at the SAC Aerospace Museum in Ashland.

Join us for A day of mystery and illusion with demonstrations, hands-on activities and interactive fun on the science behind Harry Potter and Comic Book Heroes. Live Action Role Play participants will combat while the public watches in awe. Guests are encouraged to come in costume of their favorite character. This event is part of the Science Festival activities and is a partnership with the Nebraska Science Festival, SAC Aerospace Museum, Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society, UNL Chemistry Department and UNL Physics.

When: Saturday April 21, 2018, 10am-2pm

Where: Strategic Air Command Aerospace Museum in Ashland Nebraska.

Admission: Children 12 and Under: Free Admission thanks to donors and the American Chemical Society Nebraska Local Section. Adults: Regular Museum Admission

Donate toward free children's admission through the SAC Aerospace Museum. A $30 donation funds 5 children's admissions.


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Check out the tabs for each year to find out more information about previous talks, videos, and related materials.

Can't be there in person? Follow #scipoptalks for live tweets and news about future events.

Follow our YouTube Playlist for all recorded SciPop Talks!



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See you in the Fall!

SciPop Talks! 2018 Schedule

2.07 The Story of Chocolate: Nutrition and Sensory Qualities
Marilynn Schnepf, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2.14 Valentine's Day, No Talk

2.21 Drug Discovery in the Movies: Fact and Fiction
Mark Griep, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2.28 Comic Book Physics 101: The Flash, The Fastest Man Alive
Dan Claes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3.07 The Science of Self: How Gender Bias & Mindsets Influence the Inner Scientist
Trish Wonch Hill, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3.14 Canceled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

About US

Current Organizers: 

Kiyomi Deards, Rebecca Lai, and Ramesh Languani.

For Publicity and Media:

Joan Barnes
Phone: 402-472-6987 

Primary Contact: 

Kiyomi Deards 
Phone: 402-472-2554


Contact Us

ASKus: 402-472-9568

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P.O. Box 884100
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Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

(This address is located at 13th & R Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska.)

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