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NPAW: Comedians in YOUR Kitchen

Gather your family or housemates around a laptop and join in on this hilarious and interactive comedy  show and cooking class!

Comedian/Chef Mack Beats and Comedian/Diner Sam Bear zoom into your kitchen to lead you through a step-by-step culinary experience where you’ll learn to take a basic recipe for Swedish Meatballs (vegetarian substitution available) and make it something divine! We will also be pairing this culinary delight with a refreshing cocktail, as you learn how to make a Cucumber Mint Elixer. I mean, what more could you ask for?!?!

NPAW: Happy Hour Games & Trivia

Kick off the weekend playing 4-5 rounds of challenging games and trivia with your fellow postdocs! Games may include old favorites like Family Feud, Cranium, Scattergories, quick thinking games, Jeopardy, logo trivia, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, and many more! What a great way to meet other postdocs in a fun and invigorating way! Games will be different in each of the Games & Trivia sessions.

Stanford Players -- Register HERE

NPAW: Lunchtime Games & Trivia

During the lunch hour, play 4-5 rounds of challenging games and trivia with your fellow postdocs! Games may include old favorites like Family Feud, Cranium, Scattergories, quick thinking games, Jeopardy, logo trivia, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, and many more! What a great way to meet other postdocs in a fun and invigorating way! Games will be different in each of the Games & Trivia sessions.

Stanford Players -- Register HERE

NPAW: Afternoon Games & Trivia

Take a break from work to play 4-5 rounds of challenging games and trivia with your fellow postdocs! Games may include old favorites like Family Feud, Cranium, Scattergories, quick thinking games, Jeopardy, logo trivia, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, and many more! What a great way to meet other postdocs in a fun and invigorating way! Games will be different in each of the Games & Trivia sessions.

Stanford Players -- Register HERE

NPAW: Around the World Challenge Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Quest around the world in 60 minutes! Team up with fellow postdocs to explore the world’s best museums and historic sites via amazing websites as you search for clues to answer scavenger hunt questions.

In this scavenger hunt, you will visit the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, the Taj Mahal, New Zealand’s Weta Workshop, of Lord of the Rings fame, the palatial Raffles Hotel in Singapore, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto, giant pandas in China’s Wolong Grove, and an array of lesser-known but amazing places!

STS: Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language – Instructor Talk – that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning

Through the language they use, instructors create classroom environments that have the potential to impact learning by affecting student motivation, resistance, belonging, and self-efficacy. However, despite the critical importance of instructor language to the student experience, little research has investigated what instructors are saying in undergraduate classrooms.

STS: Exploring Inclusive Curricula in the College Classroom: Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments

From watching television shows and movies to their experiences in college classes themselves, students recurrently encounter stereotypes that, more often than not, convey a narrow view of who participates in our fields of study. We might wonder, then; what are the impacts of these messages on students and what, if anything, might faculty do in response to this messaging?

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