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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Nov. 5


Presenter - Collin Diedrich, PhD

Collin Diedrich, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (HIV/TB co-infection Immunology),
University of Pittsburgh

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Let’s redefine intelligence: How my learning disabilities helped me become a good scientist

Becoming a research scientist is fraught with difficulties and can feel impossible when you have learning disabilities. Dr. Collin Diedrich, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Pittsburgh, has multiple learning disabilities and overcame many challenges to earn his PhD and become a scientist.

On November 5, join Dr. Diedrich as he shares his journey, his love of research, and how we can redefine intelligence to make science accessible to everyone.

Dr. Diedrich has a PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Cape Town in South Africa and is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at University of Pittsburgh. He studies how HIV changes immune responses to mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Dr. Diedrich has a reading disorder and a learning disorder. He reads between a 6th and 9th grade level and has a processing speed in the 14 percentile of the population. For decades he felt trapped between two opposing worlds: one that glorifies intellectualism and another smeared with labels like “stupid.” Dr. Diedrich is determined to challenge these assumptions and break this divide.

As such, Dr. Diedrich became an advocate for people with learning disabilities (www.LDPhD.org opens in a new window). He now believes that his learning disabilities have helped him become a better scientist. He volunteers for multiple disability organizations, writes about his experiences, and is a professional speaker. He is currently starting a non-profit organization, Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania, that will provide services and advocate for people with learning disabilities. His goal is to remove the negative stigmas associated with learning disabilities and to help everyone that think differently reach their dreams.

Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7-9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6-7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
Chips and cookies
Bottled Beverages
Beer and wine

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