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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.


3/4/2017 to 5/2/2019

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., May 6

Presenter:

Dr. Bozena Pajak Dr. Bozena Pajak
Head of Learning Science, Duolingo

Café Sci: The Science of Language Learning

How is it that adults struggle to learn a language, while children do so effortlessly? On Mon., May 6, join Dr. Bozena Pajak, Head of Learning Science at Duolingo, as she talks about the complexities of language, how humans manage to learn it, and how to optimize teaching for adults.

Pajak is the Head of Learning Science at Duolingo, a language learning company with more than 300 million users worldwide. She leads a team of learning scientists and language experts responsible for improving how Duolingo teaches. Pajak graduated from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and received her PhD in Linguistics from University of California, San Diego in 2012.

Before joining Duolingo in 2015, she served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rochester, and then worked as a researcher and lecturer at Northwestern University in Chicago. In her research, she’s been mainly interested in how people’s prior language knowledge affects the way they learn additional languages, and what kinds of pedagogical techniques lead to most effective learning.


Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7–9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6–7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register opens in a new window so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

  • Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
  • Chips and cookies
  • Bottled Beverages
  • Beer and wine

Register here for Café Scientifique

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