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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 College, and the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Coming Soon

Join us February 7, 2018!

The Story of Chocolate: Nutrition and Sensory Qualities

with Marilynn Schnepf joined by Rebecca Ankenbrand, founder of Sweet Minou

Click the image below for more information!

The Story of Chocolate February 7 2018 at 7pm, Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons

Check out the SciPop Talks! 2018 Schedule for more fun to come!

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 2015 SciPop Talks!

Join us August 20th!


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Save the date for the SciPop Interactive 2018

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

More Info: Coming in February

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 Harry Potter x Science: A Review
Rebecca Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

UNL  Libraries
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P.O. Box 884100
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

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

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