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The RLC will be closed for iMake during the day on Saturday, April 1...but adults can join us that evening at Science on Tap! Visit the museum between 6 and 10 PM on April 1 to learn from these RLC researchers:

Modern Autism: New Discoveries and Fresh Perspectives

 Dr. Haylie Miller, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Interested in knowing what’s new in the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?  In this discussion, you will learn about the biggest discoveries from the past decade of research, hear about emerging ideas and technologies that may bring about new breakthroughs, and engage in thoughtful dialogue about the abilities and challenges people experience across the spectrum. The goal of this chat is to help you become an informed and compassionate advocate for the ASD community – all questions and perspectives are welcome!

 I'm Not Hungry...So Why Do I Eat?

Randi Proffitt-Leyva, Texas Christian University

Join Randi Proffitt Leyva of the TCU Psychology department as she shares her research on how early life circumstances impact eating behavior in adulthood. Learn how eating in the absence of hunger may be an adaptive strategy that promoted survival in our ancestral environments.

The Art of Visual Notetaking: Doodling for Comprehension

Michelle Yang, Visiting Researcher Scholar, UNT

What can you remember from your last meeting? Come learn doodling strategies designed to strengthen both comprehension and memory! Visual notetaking combines images and words, fostering connections between the logical and the creative parts of your brain. Join Michelle Yang, UNT Visiting Research Scholar, for a fun, interactive experience! 

Scents and Scentsability: Uses of Essential Oils

Glenda Robinson

Essential oils may be used for a wide range of emotional and physical well being. The unique properties of essential oils are ideal for applications beyond aromatherapy to maintaining a healthy mind and body. Come experience the aromas that are best for your wellness needs.

Chinestory: Understanding Chinese Language and Culture

Dr. Haiyan Fan

Join Dr. Haiyan Fan, author of Chinestory, to learn Chinese calligraphy and experience hands-on activities for learning and decoding Chinese characters.
Released on January 28, 2017, the first day of the Year of the Rooster, Chinestory is a new way to learn the Chinese language. The curriculum combines rich storytelling and beautiful artwork based on the ancient Oracle bone script to help learners master the skills to decode Chinese characters and learn to read, write and speak like a native.



Fun Fact

Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the 2003 Academy Awards for his work on Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

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