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Thu, Jul 05


Local 64

Observables vs Learnables Workshop

Cloudy decision-making based on faulty assumptions and biases can lead to unintentional, unnecessary, and often unwanted challenges in our work and personal life. Join L64 for a special series of Skype workshops w/ hands-on activities designed to help. Click RSVP for more details.

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Observables vs Learnables Workshop
Observables vs Learnables Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 05, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Local 64, 43 State Street, Second Floor West, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

About the event

Hey, did you know your brain is bombarded with billions of pieces of information every second? So it has adapted over time to take shortcuts in processing that information by jumping to conclusions and making assumptions. But when those conclusions and assumptions are wrong, it can lead to trouble at work and in life. One way to avoid this is to consciously separate the things you’re actually observing from the things you’re inferring.

The first of a three-part series of Skype workshops at Local 64, they are the perfect summertime professional and social break. Led by astronomer and storytelling enthusiast Moiya McTier, these workshops will help you integrate scientific tools of inquiry and perception into your life. $10 suggested donation.

Moiya grew up in a small coal-mining town in Pennsylvania, far enough from a large city that she had a clear view of the night sky, but didn't begin to pursue astronomy professionally until her sophomore year at Harvard College. At the same time, she was learning from Harvard's folklore department how to study people and tell their stories. Her college years were filled with struggles brought on by the weakness of her science and math background and rude awakenings about what it means to be a woman of color in STEM.

After graduating in 2016, Moiya continued her education in the astronomy PhD program at Columbia University. It was there, in a city with millions of people who don't mind sparing the occasional hour to learn about the universe, that she realized her double training in scientific research and narrative storytelling made her an excellent science communicator.

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