NSO Preceptorials

The following are recordings for some of Preceptorials that were held on August 30, 2020.



How We Know that Science is True?

In this decidedly anti-science climate in the USA, how do we know that what science tells us is a true description of nature? This short preceptorial will introduce students to the scientific method and why understanding it gives us a realistic view of nature. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 30, 2020.

Manāna - Virtually Volunteering with Children in Philadelphia

Manāna, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating happy memories and joyful occasions for underprivileged, refugee and sick children by hosting birthday parties, giving gifts and celebrating with other festivities. Currently, we are filming and sending virtual birthday cards and messages of hope cards to the children we work with! Come chat with us to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved this semester even from home! This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 30, 2020.

Opioid Overdose and Reversal (Naloxone/Narcan) Training

In response to requests from members of the Penn community who either are at risk of witnessing an opioid overdose or have already witnessed one, MERT developed an opioid overdose and reversal training program with Philadelphia's Dept. of Public Health to address the opioid crisis plaguing Philadelphia and the country as a whole. Taught by EMTs from MERT, this training session will allow you to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose as a bystander. Students who complete our training may be eligible to receive free Narcan through MERT. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 30, 2020.

Supporting Your Peers - A Discussion with Reach-A-Peer Helpline

Zoom in and learn more about peer support with Reach-A-Peer Helpline, which provides support, information, and referrals to all Penn students! In these challenging times, we want to support you and empower everyone to support each other. In this preceptorial, you will learn active listening skills, practice with different scenarios, and discuss your own experiences with peer support. This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 30, 2020.

Climate Change over the 21st century: a quick overview

I am an oceanographer and climate scientist at Penn, and an associate prof in the Earth&Env science department. I will give a short introduction to the large (and growing) field of climate modeling. I will discuss the implications of current climate warming on the atmospheric circulation, global water cycle, the oceans and the cryosphere (sea-ice changes, Antarctica versus Arctic changes). For those interested in the topic, you can also try out my Penn class this fall semester (open to freshmen) GEOL204 "Global climate change". This NSO Preceptorial was filmed on August 30, 2020.