Next Tuesday at 4pm PT, Darren Begley is going to defend his PhD thesis on the initiation and implementation of fragment-based screening methods by NMR spectroscopy. What's special about this is that you can follow the event online at his lab's video channel.
A great idea, and good luck, Darren!
For further discussion on the event, see the entry at Friendfeed, copied below.
Everybody is invited to submit educational videos to WatchKnow, an educational online platform due to be launched September 20 (preview here) which strives to collect videos, lectures and animations suitable for kindergartens, primary and secondary education, much like WAYS partner wlp, the world lecture project does it for university-level education. Materials correctly submitted to WatchKnow until September 26 will be eligible for a prize draw.
It does not matter whether you created the video yourself or just found it on the web, but you should be able to provide the data relevant for copyright, and give an explanation why that video is particularly suited for educating children or teenagers. Watchknow is headed by Larry Sanger who also founded Citizendium, an educational Wikipedia offspring directed at university students, researchers and adult education.
WAYS has long been offering tools for social interaction between young scientists - every registered user can blog, announce science events like conferences, or comment on what others have written. Now we have started a collaboration with the German science news channel Wisskomm, which will bring you science news in video format on a weekly basis. For the moment, the service is in German only, but an English version is being planned. To get an idea on how this will look like, take a look below: