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Curiosity is Key: Curiosity Matters (past event)

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. - Zora Neale Hurston

Curiosity Fall 2019

This page includes information about the Curiosity Matters event in Nov 2018, including a report with recommendations by the planning group. 

For information about this year's fair, see http://libraries.uky.edu/CuriosityFair.  The fair is set for Tuesday, October 29, 4-6 PM.

Event Description

question marksCuriosity Matters: Why Ask Why?
November 6, Gatton Student Center Ballroom, 4-6 PM

Join fellow UK faculty, staff and students as we explore the importance of curiosity in higher education.

The event will begin with a Curiosity Fair consisting of “Curiosity Stations” hosted by faculty, staff and students from a wide variety of colleges and departments on campus. Curiosity Stations include:

  • Virtual Reality demonstration
  • World music petting zoo
  • The Science of Beer
  • Optical illusions
  • 3D Printer
  • A magician
  • Collaborative poetry
    ....and more!

NEW:  Click here for the event handout, with a complete list of the Curiosity Stations.  Thank you to everyone who is participating!

The second part of the event will focus on small group discussion, brainstorming, and idea generation. Why does Curiosity Matter? What makes people curious and how we can get curiosity more integrated into the UK experience?  #CuriosityisKey #CuriosityMattersUK

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Join us for this fun and engaging afternoon of conversation, cookies, and curiosity!

RSVPs will help us with planning, but are not required: Curiosity Matters RSVP

If you have any questions about the event, please contact any planning group member.

https://libguides.uky.edu/Curiosity/Matters

Curiosity Matters Photo Gallery

Magician John Shore

Magician John Shore

Curiosity Fair

Curiosity Fair

World Music table

World Music table

College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Curious Cypher Photo

Curious Cypher Photo

UK Curiosity Resources from UK Libraries & CELT

UK Curiosity Resources from UK Libraries & CELT

Solar Car

Solar Car

Virtual Reality from Media Depot

Virtual Reality from Media Depot

Happy Trees

Happy Trees

How Sugar Substitutes Impact Sensory Properties of Food

How Sugar Substitutes Impact Sensory Properties of Food

What was Here Before Campus?

What was Here Before Campus?

World Music

World Music

3D Printer

3D Printer

Curiosity Corp

Curiosity Corp

Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere

Archeology: The World’s Slowest Puzzle

Archeology: The World’s Slowest Puzzle

Typewriter Story Telling

Typewriter Story Telling

Typewriter Story Telling

Typewriter Story Telling

Curiosity Fair

Curiosity Fair

World Music

World Music

Magician John Shore

Magician John Shore

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

Urban Decay

Urban Decay

Happy Trees

Happy Trees

Increase Student Engagement & Curiosity with Escape Room Scenarios

Increase Student Engagement & Curiosity with Escape Room Scenarios

Science of Beer

Science of Beer

Curiosity Fair

Curiosity Fair

World Music

World Music

Magician John Shore

Magician John Shore

NASA Photo Booth

NASA Photo Booth

Small Group Discussions

Small Group Discussions

Small Group Discussions

Small Group Discussions

Video view from Media Depot

Planning Group

Thank you to our planning group!  Contact us if you have questions or want more information about Curiosity Matters:  Why Ask Why?

Event hosts

Thank you to these organizations for sponsoring this event:

UK LibrariesChellgren Center