Science and Art Exhibit
The Science and Art Exhibit gives the Columbia community the opportunity to come together and share their artistic masterpieces and interest in the sciences. Each wonderfully crafted piece has an underlying scientific backbone, which creates an interesting way for art and science to seamlessly coexist. This unique event allows anyone to connect to science in a profound and expressive way through art. It is one of our marquee events that should not be missed.
Glass House Rocks – “Under the Sea” theme (2014)
The Columbia Science Review participated in the annual Glass House Rocks – the one night when all clubs unite and transform Lerner Hall into a spectacular showcase of music, dance, and social events. Columbians got competitive when the Science Review issued the ultimate challenge of the night: float as many pennies as you can using aluminum foil, tape, and a sipping straw before your boat pulls a Titanic!
The annual Pi Day study break offers the Columbia community a way to learn more about the irrationality of Pi by consuming rational amounts of pie. Columbia Science Review specializes in bringing the Columbia community together around science – and what better way to do that than with copious amounts of Pi. The event culminates in a Pi memorization contest. Contestants must write down as many digits of Pi as they can recall from memory. This past year the winners were able to recall upwards of 70 digits and take home a beautiful cheesecake as a reward for their awe-inspiring Pi memory capacity.
The Columbia Science Review and the Astronomy Department gave students an opportunity to take a peek into the cosmos through Pupin’s powerful telescope. The date was specifically chosen to accommodate the viewing of a meteor shower occurring over the New York City sky. However, due to the immense amount of light the city produces, meteors were not quite visible. But that did not stop eager students from taking an incredible up-close look at the moon through the specialized telescope.