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    Discover your inner scientist at one of many upcoming events

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    A view of Biosphere 2 in November 2011.

    Looking for something interesting and educational to do this month? Check out this list of scientific activities happening in the upcoming weeks. Entertain your inner nerd and enjoy one of many presentations, lectures and interactive events.

    March 30: The Marine Awareness and Conservation Society is holding a bake sale on the UA Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Purchasing a sweet treat will both satisfy your taste buds and help protect the world’s oceans.

    March 31: UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, is hosting a panel whose speakers will discuss their experiences with HIV/AIDS. The panel aims to increase awareness for the disease, which is still a serious problem in the United States. You can hear the panel for free in the Kiva Room of the Student Union Memorial Center from 2 to 3 p.m.

    March 31-April 1: The Santa Cruz River Initiative is hosting its eighth annual Santa Cruz River Research Days. This is a free event meant to promote research and conservation efforts along the Santa Cruz River. Program highlights include a tour of the Tohono O’odham San Xavier District’s restoration and cultural heritage site and a special symposium moderated by Arizona Public Media’s science reporter and producer, Sara Hammond.

    March 31-April 1: Check out EarthWeek, a research conference organized by graduate students in the UA School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This year’s keynote speaker is regents’ professor Robert Glennon, an expert in public policy in the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, who will give a speech titled, “America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It.” The conference will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the student union, and you can hear Glennon’s talk at 5 p.m. on March 31 in the North Ballroom.

    April 2: Head over to Biosphere 2 from noon to 2 p.m. to hear Dr. Mike Crimmins, associate professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, speak about natural resource management in the Southwest. His talk, titled “What if we didn’t have any climate records?” is a part of Biosphere 2’s “What if?” series, which will continue throughout the month of April. The series addresses the question, “What if we can be better environmental stewards?”

    April 6: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., come join the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Ambassadors at their Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser. For students, the ticket price—$15 in advance or $20 at the door—includes admission to the silent auction and tasting of six varieties of wine. Contact NSCS Program Coordinator Becca Van Sickler at in order to purchase a ticket.

    April 20: Dr. Marc Tischler of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host a workshop for chemistry and biochemistry majors who plan to apply to medical school. Students interested in attending the workshop should contact Dr. Katrina Miranda, also of the chemistry and biochemistry department, at

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