The St. Albert Initiative: Big Questions at the Intersection of Science and Faith
For those living in the mid-Atlantic region with high school-age kids, or if you know a high school teacher, or if you’re interested in science-faith questions yourself, this event will be a fun and informative opportunity to hear talks by, eat lunch with, and meet and talk to Catholic scientists!
For Whom: Catholic High School Students, Teachers, Parents & the public
When: November 13, Saturday, 9 AM to 3:30 PM.
Where: Washington, DC, in Pryzbyla Hall on the campus of Catholic University
What: “The St. Albert Initiative” on Science and the Catholic faith.
How Much: FREE for students, and adults who bring a student. Others $25.
A special feature of the event is the “Big Questions/Ask-a-Scientist” Poster Session. This consists of 15 Catholic scientists, young and old, men and women, representing a wide variety of fields, stationed around a large room, each with a poster display stating the big, unanswered questions in his or her field of science. Attendees can go to the posters that interest them and talk to the scientist about that field of science, careers in science, being a Catholic in science, or anything they are curious about.
Also, attendees can hear two short plenary talks (20-25 minutes each) and after the free lunch with the scientists can choose two more short talks from a menu of six, on a variety of faith-science topics.
There are benefits to teachers who attend: small stipends for those that bring students, and 8 hours of professional development (certificate awarded by the McGrath Institute of the University of Notre Dame).
More information and how to register: HERE
The St. Albert Initiative is sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) and co-sponsored by the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life and by the Lumen Christi Institute, with funding by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The event is hosted by the CUA/DC-area Chapter of SCS and by the Catholic University of America.