Facts Machine LIVE and Livestreamed! Seas Get Degrees - Comedy and Trivia Inspired by Marine Biology with Noah Guiberson (A&S '15)

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Sponsored by the Arts, Entertainment, Media, and Entrepreneurship Affinity

Facts Machine presents, “Seas Get Degrees,” a science comedy, storytelling, and trivia show inspired by Marine Biology! Scientists by day and pub trivia hosts by night, Em, Noah, and Rob will be joined by guest marine biologists and science communicators Jaida Elcock and Dr. Diana Li, PhD, as they make waves, do deep dives on the deep sea, and have a “littoral” whale of a time!

This event will take place LIVE in NYC and it will also be livestreamed! 

As a lung cancer researcher, Em Costa studies the biological effects of poorly understood gene mutations, and so spends much of her time thinking really hard and pipetting a lot of pink liquids. When she's not doing that (or Facts Machine-ing, of course), you can find her cyanotyping, tending an impractically large windowsill garden, or obsessively Googling birds-of-paradise.

Noah Guiberson (A&S '15) got his start writing and hosting trivia nights in the rugged pub quiz circuits of Baltimore and New York. Aside from recording and editing episodes of Facts Machine, Noah produces SCIENCE 101 at Caveat. A Weill Cornell neuroscientist by day, he seeks to answer the greatest trivia question of them all: How does the brain work?

Dr. Rob Frawley is an alumnus of Weill Cornell Graduate School where he got his PhD in orthopedics and cell biology. A long-time NYC trivia host, Rob now works with BioBus Inc. delivering science to schools all over New York City with a bus full of microscopes, amazing samples, and funny games. Rob spends the rest of his time swimming and waiting for it to be Pi Day.

This event is for those 21+

No outside food or drink is allowed inside the venue. 

All attendees must present proof of full vaccination to enter. Proof can be via the New York State Excelsior pass https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass, a physical copy of the CDC card, a photo of your CDC card, or other electronic record of vaccination that includes name and date (e.g., some chain pharmacies have an app with this information.) In all cases, the name on the record must match the name on your photo ID. Caveat's full COVID policies may be found HERE. https://www.caveat.nyc/covidpolicy

All ticket sales are final - ticketed events are non-refundable.
*Tickets should not be sold or transferred without JHAA approval.
JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

While participating in off-campus events and meetings sponsored by the JHAA/JHM/JHHS participants must follow all public health guidelines mandated by the local jurisdiction and venue at the time of the event, including vaccination and masking and distancing guidance. Johns Hopkins strongly suggests that attendees who join in person be fully vaccinated. This is subject to change. 

 Event Date
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Start Time: 9:00pm EDT
End Time: 11:00pm EDT


21A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

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Jamie Seward
Associate Director of Lifelong Learning
1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)


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