Carnegie Mellon Students Shared Tales of Science At Story Collider Show in Rex Theater

Funny, Touching Stories Reveal How Science Has Shaped Lives

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PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students have personal stories about falling in love under African skies, being responsible for a spacecraft millions of miles away and even overcoming self-consciousness regarding a Pittsburgh accent – and all of them relate to their passion for science and technology. They shared them at a live show with The Story Collider on October 21.

Ben Lillie

Five graduate and undergraduate students in physics, computer science and biology told stories about science and the impact it has had on their lives during the show at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

The show was a collaboration between The Story Collider, a national storytelling project that produces live shows and podcasts, and Public Communication for Researchers (PCR), a CMU student group that promotes science communication skills. Read coverage of the show by The Tartan here.

Jesse Dunietz, a Ph.D. student in computer science and a PCR organizer, said more than 20 students submitted story ideas in hopes of being part of the show. Some of the selected stories are funny and some are sentimental; all of them are true, he added.

Erin Barker

Ben Lillie, co-founder and director of The Story Collider, and Erin Barker, senior producer, moderated the show. 

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