KSU’s second Science Communication Week begins


The Kansas Science Communication Initiative kicks off Kansas State’s second Science Communication Week from Monday to Saturday. Throughout the week, the initiative will host events for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, researchers and the general public to promote participating in and learning about science.

Many Science Communication Week workshops and events require preregistration. Find a full list of events and how to register for them at k-state.edu/scicomm/events.


Before the group’s weekly improv show, On The Spot Improv will lead a science communication workshop at 6 p.m. in the K-State Student Union, room 207. This is a registered event. On The Spot’s improv show starts afterward at 8 p.m. in the Union’s Cottonwood room.


Science writer Daniel Stone will give a lecture on his book “The Food Explorer” at 7 p.m. in the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Stone’s book focuses on David Fairchild, a man with K-State ties who brought foreign foods like avocados and lemons to the United States.


Tallgrass Tap House continues its Science on Tap series with Tendai Gadzikwa, assistant professor of chemistry, at 7 p.m. in the restaurant’s Firkin Room. With appetizers and drinks, Science on Tap presenters talk about their research and have a conversation with the attendees about their work. This event is free to the public.


The discussion of Daniel Stone’s “The Food Explorer” continues with a panel discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. K-State professors from various disciplines — such as entomology, history and agronomy — will talk about Fairchild’s work and how it affects us today.

I'm Dene Dryden, and I graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor's of Arts in English. Before graduating, I worked at the Collegian for more than three years as a copy chief, managing editor and editor-in-chief. I also served a term on the Collegian Media Group Board of Directors. While at K-State, I also worked at Wildcat 91.1 FM. My cat Robyn is the light of my life, and I take compliments in the form of coffee.