A great way to learn how science works

Bonus! Come to 2+ meetings this semester and get a SciNight T-shirt


What is It?

The SciNight Journal Club is an open forum in which students and faculty can meet to informally discuss primary scientific research articles.

During the Spring 2018 semester, the journal club will meet on Thursdays at 7:30pm on the West Charleston Campus in room H301-J. Campus map.


Format and Categories

Each week the article to be discussed will be posted on this website below. Download the article, read it, and come ready to discuss what you have learned with your fellow students and various faculty.

The articles will come from different disciplines within the sciences to address a variety of research interests here at CSN. The general topics each week will be:


First Thursday of Each Month


Second Thursday of Each Month

physical science
Physical Sciences

Third Thursday of Each Month

Educational or Guest

Fourth Thursday of Each Month

Upcoming Journal Articles

January 25 - Educational Research

Student sometimes only use "retrieval" to retrieve information on a test. Should you be using this technique much more often in your studying for better long term retention? This article says yes

The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning

January 18th - First week of school

No SciNight will meet this week. Settle into classes and get ready for our next article to discuss

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