News from RockEDU, the science outreach program of The Rockefeller University in New York.
Data for the People (D4P) is back for season 2! This season will feature several unique episodes focused exclusively on social behavior in a variety of model organisms. Through these model systems (ants, nematode worms, and flies) we will wonder "What does it mean to be social?" "What animals are capable of social behavior?" and most importantly "What can we learn from animals about social behavior?"
All D4P episodes will take place on a Wednesday afternoon 4:00 PM–5:00 PM Eastern Time. Each episode has its own registration link.
- February 2. Social communication of predator-induced changes in Drosophila behavior and germ line physiology, presented by Chad Norton, Graduate Fellow in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior (Head of Lab: Vanessa Ruta). Register here.
- February 16. Colony expansions underlie the evolution of army ant mass raiding, presented by Taylor Hart, Graduate Fellow in the Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior (Head of Lab: Daniel Kronauer). Register here.
- March 9. Shared behavioral mechanisms underlie C. elegans aggregation and swarming, presented by Sofia Avritzer, Graduate Fellow in the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function (Head of Lab: Gaby Maimon). Register here.
Two points of extra credit will be awarded to all students who provide proof of attendance on the day of the event and complete the Google Classroom version of this assignment. You may attend as many episodes as you wish, just remember to submit your response to the assignment by 9:00 AM on Thursday after the event
Data for the People (D4P) is an interactive web-series that invites all people to engage with relevant scientific research topics presented by scientists from our communities. Information is sourced directly from primary scientific literature and explored in a way that maintains the rigor of the research while eliminating inaccessible jargon.