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ScIC5 'Science is Cool' Un-Conference News!

ScIC5 'Science is Cool' Un-Conference News!


9,000 of you have already signed up. It is going to be an amazing day!


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You are not going to want to miss Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice host a special live episode of StarTalk: Cosmic Queries. Dr. Heather Berlin is guest-starring to talk about "The Science of Learning". It all happens on April 1, starting at 9 am Pacific Time.



Approximately 5k teachers and science fans from around the globe have already registered for ScIC5. It's your turn!


Did you know that April is Citizen Science Month?

ScIC "Science is Cool" is partnering with SciStarter to kick off their Citizen Science Month at ScIC5. As part of our lineup on April 1, you are going to hear them present about 'Science we can do together'.citizen science online science conference kids science kit

SciStarter is a globally acclaimed, online citizen science hub where investigative research projects are posted that citizen scientists are needed to gather data from around the world. Citizen science enables people from all walks of life to advance scientific research together and SciStarter hosts an active community of close to 100,000 registered citizen scientists.

Citizen Science Month offers thousands of opportunities for you to turn your curiosity into impact. There’s something for everyone, everywhere! Join a project or event from wherever you are to help scientists answer questions they cannot answer without you. 


Learn more about citizen science month at https://citizensciencemonth.org/

SciStarter will be presenting at the ScIC5, discussing how we can all get involved in the science that's right outside our front door.

If you have not yet registered for ScIC5, click the link to sign up to be part of it all.




ScIC and all of our presenters are getting excited! Are you?

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Just confirmed! We are thrilled to have the Walt Disney Imagineering team come and speak about storytelling in education at ScIC5 on April 1. 

Imagineering rounds out our day and is going to make ScIC5 amazing! Our complete presenter list is as follows:

  • Dr. Liz Warren, Senior Program Director for the ISS U.S. National Laboratory
  • Activate Learning
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • National Geographic Education
  • A special edition of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice with special guest Dr. Heather Berlin discussing "The Science of Learning"
  • SciStarter
  • Science Friday
  • N*Gen TV
  • Panel: "Hands on Learning in 2021" featuring:
    • Kathy Perkins from PhET Simulations
    • Clifton Roozeboom from PocketLab
    • Chris Kesler from Kesler Science Curriculum
    • Eric Muller from The Exploratorium
    • Moderated by STEM Coordinator Tammie Schrader for Washington State



A Very Special Keynote Specifically for our Educator Audience

If you have been to one of our other unconferences, you may have seen a keynote including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice doing a live version of StarTalk.

In discussions about who we wanted for ScIC5, the StarTalk team made it very clear that they love being part of this amazing community of educators. So in partnership with them, we came up with a special version of StarTalk that you are going to love!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and his co-host Chuck Nice are going to have Dr. Heather Berlin on as a special guest star to talk about "The Science of Learning".

Dr. Heather Berlin, PhD, is a dual-trained cognitive neuroscientist and clinical psychologist. She is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

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Dr. Berlin will bring her specific knowledge and perspective to the conversation on "The Science of Learning". She will help us dig deeper to understand "how we learn" so that you can be better prepared on how to teach your students. 

Over 2k educators from around the world have already registered!

Who's coming to ScIC5?

Get ready for a full day of education and entertainment on Thursday, April 1 starting at 9AM Pacific Time, 4PM GMT.


Dr. Liz Warren, Senior Program Director for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

The Exploratorium

National Geographic Society

Activate Learning

The PocketLab

Kesler Science

Science Friday


N*Gen TV

PhET Interactive Simulations

Needless to say, we're over the moon about bringing this to you. We also maaay have one or two more tricks up our sleeves so stay tuned.



What a year. 

Check out this two minute highlight reel sharing some of our favorite moments from last year's events – ScIC1 (April 2), ScIC2 (May 21), ScIC3 (July 8), and ScIC4 (October 24).

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In March 2020 when learning went fully remote, so did we, launching the first ever ScIC virtual unconference. Four big events later, Thursday, April 1 marks the date of our fifth ScIC and we are more committed than ever to bringing the STEM community together to build a brighter and bolder future. 

One year later, we continue to work with STEM industry leaders, coordinators, celebrities, school districts, teachers, and trailblazers from all walks of life to build the coolest, most integrated STEM experiences imaginable.

Let’s keep going – together. 

If you have not yet registered for ScIC5, join us now!



Registration is Open!

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Join us on Thursday, April 1 for the fifth ScIC "Science is Cool" virtual unconference and explore citizen science, storytelling, and real-world challenges together.