Science in the Movies: BUGS! !

Weasley bugPlease join us for “BUGS: FEAR, FASCINATION AND FANTASY”, a free and open-to-the-public event at NC State University.

7 -8:30 p.m Tuesday, September 13th
in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium
at NC State University’s Centennial Campus

This is the second event in the “Science in the Movies” series which is organized and sponsored by the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) and NCSU Libraries.

In advance of the NC Museum of Natural Science’s annual “Bugfest”, join a panel of experts as they show and discuss clips from their favorite film insects, bugs and creepy crawlers, and explore why they have long been the objects of fearfascination and fantasy.

Note: Some of the clips presented may not be suitable for young children. We’re talking creepy.

Panelists include:

  • Holly Menninger (Entomologist and Director of Public Science, NC State University College of Sciences)
  • Marsha Gordon (Prof. of Film Studies at NC State University, and a regular contributor to WUNC’s “Movies on the Radio” segment)
  • Matt Bertone (Entomologist and NCSU Extension Associate)
  • Alper Bozkurt (NCSU Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and designer of “cyborg cockroaches”)

The discussion will be hosted/moderated by Brian Malow (the “Science Comedian”).

More info:, or contact Jory Weintraub (