1. Steve Duenes, the graphics director for The New York Times, came to Cal Poly on May 9, 2014. Art and design senior Ali Albiani, winner of the first Open Science Cafe, a student competition sponsored by Kennedy Library, organized the event.

    The New York Times graphics department is comprised of 30 journalists and designers who research, design and develop the interactive maps, data visualizations and motion graphics for The New York Times’ digital platforms and printed newspaper.

    Open Science Cafe awards a student proposal with a public programs mentor and budget. Read more about it at Kennedy Library Competitions.

    Partners: Department of Art and Design, Journalism Department and AIGA Santa Barbara.

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  2. At this Open Science Cafe hosted by Nasim Delavari (MCRO ’15) we welcomed Lonny Grafman, the founder of Appropedia (a wiki for “collaborative solutions in sustainability, appropriate technology and poverty reduction"). Lonny engaged us in a local needs assessment followed by a quick co-design, to model the collaborative process of designing appropriate technology. He also shared examples of past projects.

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  3. This Open Science Cafe, hosted by Robert Garlinghouse (IE ’15) and the RFID Technology Alliance Club, features Mark Roberti talking about RFID and our future on April 20, 2015. Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal, explores these new technologies in the context of our daily lives, explains why he believes mass adoption is just around the corner, and reveals opportunities for entrepreneurs and technologists.

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Open Science Cafe

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Open Science Cafe empowers students to make their own interactive event with the researcher, thought leader or creative mover and shaker of their choice. These videos feature short interviews with the experts students chose to bring to Cal Poly. The event…


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Open Science Cafe empowers students to make their own interactive event with the researcher, thought leader or creative mover and shaker of their choice. These videos feature short interviews with the experts students chose to bring to Cal Poly. The event can relate to any discipline; it doesn’t have to be about science.

Read more about this student leadership program at Kennedy Library: lib.calpoly.edu/events-and-exhibits/competitions/open-science-cafe/

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