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Science Unplugged comes in two interactive formats!

Young scientists from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University deliver vivid and engaging presentations about their work, their education and their struggles to make the next discovery, uncover a hidden surprise, untangle a myth and tackle the problems that affect us all. Through interactive conversations, you will be given a window into the passionate journey scientists take to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

Science Unplugged LIVE Weekly Web Broadcast

Interact with real scientists during a live web broadcast hosted by Stony Brook University students and produced by Alda Center Improvisation Program Director, Valeri Lantz-Gefroh.

Be Our Guest

We welcome all levels of scientists and medical professionals to practice their communication skills via this casual, fun, interactive online experience. If you would like to be a guest on the Science Unplugged live web show, please email

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Science Unplugged in the Schools
Click here to learn about high school visits. For a virtual field trip, click here.

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Kyle Viterbo
-The “Hobbits” of Indonesia

Rave Reviews:

Thank you so much for coordinating everything. The talk was especially useful because the presenters were able to show my students that what I am teaching them in the classroom is being applied in a real research laboratory setting… Once the other teachers heard about it, they were all asking how they could participate. I hope this program is a success because it really shows high school students the real – world application of biology. My hope is for some of them to continue studying biology after they leave my classroom. Thank you!! -Lauren Ferlin – East Islip High School

The speakers of the program you presented in the Fall were very engaging and helped my students understand science topics…. My chemistry students absolutely loved meeting scientists in the field and they have been asking when more scientists can come over for a visit. Thank you so much for your time, my students and I really enjoyed it!!! -Leah Solomon – Central Islip Senior High School

The presenters did an absolutely outstanding job. I was so impressed and they were really great about engaging the students. The students came up with some good questions and really were tuned into the talks. It was a win/win.” -Kate Lynch – Miller Place High School

Ruchi Shah-Mosquitoes Be Gone!

To book a scientist to speak with your students, please fill out this form. For more information, email Val at