Thu 05 Apr 2018 - Academics
Women in STEM Social [Academics]
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM @ Levitt Hall (Old Main) - An event for all women in STEM both on campus and in the community. Alumni, professionals and local high school students will be invited to join current Drake University women in STEM to socialize, inspire, and encourage each other in reaching their STEM goals.
The event will feature guest speakers followed by a dessert reception and time to interact with women in your chosen STEM field. Attire is smart casual.
Optional tours of the new science facilities, Collier-Scripps and the Science Connector Building, will be offered prior to the event.
The Hawley Foundation Lecture 2018: The Truth about Jonestown, and Other Fictions [Academics]
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM @ Sussman Theater - Lecturer: Rebecca Moore
The mass murder-suicides that occurred in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978 have generated multiple reports, explanations and theories about what led members of Peoples Temple to their tragic demise. Dr. Rebecca Moore examines these competing narratives in order to understand voices that have been erased from popular media accounts: those of women, African Americans, and citizens of Guyana.
Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency meetup [Academics]
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM @ Innovation Studio - A 2015 Goldman Sachs report estimated that $4.7 trillion of financial services revenues was at risk of displacement from new financial technologies. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the new finance.
If you're a student at Drake and want to know more about Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, stop by the Innovation Studio on April 5, when Tom Myers will be leading a meetup to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. You'll find out how this new technology is going to change the world.