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Free Science and Faith Program for High School Students and Adults

November 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EST

The St. Albert Initiative is a half-day program on science and faith for Catholic high school students, teachers, and parents, as well as the general public (high school age and above). It will feature short talks by Catholic scientists and the opportunity to meet, eat with, and ask questions of Catholic scientists in many fields and at various stages of their careers.

It will be held at the Pryzbyla Center of the Catholic University of America on Saturday, Nov 13, 2021, from 9am to 3:30pm. (Light breakfast and sign-in at 9am. Events start at 9:45am)

The St. Albert Initiative is sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) and co-sponsored by the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life and by the Lumen Christi Institute, with funding by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The event is hosted by the CUA/DC-area Chapter of SCS and by the Catholic University of America.

Event highlights include:

  • Two 25-minute Opening Talks: one on Science and Faith, and one on Cosmology and Extraterrestrial Life.

  • ‘Lightning Round’ Talks: Choose one talk in each round. Round 1: Is the Universe Made for Life? / God and the Dinosaurs / Earthquakes, their consequences, and Jesuit Seismology. Round 2: What is Human Life and When does it Begin? / Evolution and Creation: A Catholic Perspective / Modern Science, the Church and Galileo.

  • Big Questions/Ask-a-Scientist Poster Session: Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Catholic scientists one-on-one and ask them about their fields of science, career paths, the big unsolved questions in their areas of science, being a Catholic in science, and anything else they are curious about. The scientists will be a varied group: young and old; male and female; experimenters and theorists; and in many areas of research. Students interested in STEM subjects and teachers interested in renewing their own understanding will dialogue about high-impact topics, including: genetics, mathematics, materials science, evolutionary biology, superstring theory, cosmology, environmental science, neuroscience and brain research, and much more.

Registration required at https://sites.google.com/view/stalbertinitiative


November 13, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
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