University of Alaska Southeast

Theory Slam, Best Most Scientifically Significant Event to Happen in Juneau, Ever!

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: September 14, 2007

Do you have a scientific, pseudoscientific, quasi-scientific, or non-scientific-but-funny theory that could bring us a deeper appreciation of how research helps us understand the world? Then come Downtown to the Silverbow Inn on Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 pm for the Theory Slam.

Competitors will have three minutes to present their theories to an audience of judges. A panel of science experts from UAS will also be on hand to discuss the plausibility and creativity of theories, as well as how the process of scientific research helps us to understand the world.

Bring your theories on how the fall in the number of pirates has increased global warming, your ideas on the spontaneous generation of bellybutton lint, or what might happen if you raise tuna fish on mayonnaise and celery.

The first prize theory wins $25 and a fancy hat. Additional prizes will be awarded. Come show the genius inside you!

Contacts:

Lisa Hoferkamp

UAS Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(907) 796-6538

Kevin Myers

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6530