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This gay cryptanalyst and mathematician was famous for his aid in breaking German ciphers in World War II.

Who is Alan Turing?

100

This gives plants their green pigment.

What is Chlorophyll?

100

The expanded name of SACNAS.

What is the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science?

100

The name of the first satellite sent into space.

What is Sputnik?

100

Term for a person of combined Spanish and Amerindian descent

What is mestizo?

100

The study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena.

What is vulcanology?

200

This African American woman's cervical cancer cells were acquired without consent to establish the HeLa cell line, the first immortal human cell line?

Who is Henrietta Lacks?

200

When the dinosaurs went extinct.

What is they did not go extinct?

200

This element is at the center of the SACNAS logo

What is Helium?

200

The approximate age of the universe.

What is 13.8 billion years? (~12-14 ok)

200

On this date Mexico's army defeated an overwhelming number of French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

What is May 5 or Cinco de Mayo?

200

The study of inland waters.

What is limnology?

300

This phrase/metaphor is used to describe the attrition of minorities, particularly women, from students, to graduates to professionals in STEM fields.

What is the leaky pipeline?

300

These three agricultural plants make up what is known in several Native American cultures as the Three Sisters.

What are corn, bean, and squash?

300

The names of three other OSU minority STEM organizations.

What are: MANNRS, SHPE, AISES, NSBE, ABP?

300

The type of particles that make up Saturn’s rings

What is ice?

300

This equation is used to find the roots of a second order polynomial equation

What is the Quadratic Formula?

300

The study of science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion.

What is tribology?

400

This decorated botanist, Director at the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, has published books including "Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses," and "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants."

Who is Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer?

400

This special glandular secretion is used to feed larvae and adult queen honey bees.

What is royal jelly?

400

"At SACNAS we're achieving ____ _____ in STEM"

What is true diversity?

400

The closest galaxy to the Milky Way. (Bonus: its distance from the Milky Way).

What is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31, NGC 224)? What is 2.5e6 lightyears?

400

This Period ended approximately 65 million years ago.

What is the Cretaceous?

400

A pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.

What is phrenology?

500

Known as the "Black Edison," owns over 60 patents including electric trolleys, the third rail, and a patent he *won* when sued by Thomas Edison for the invention of the induction telegraph, which allowed men to communicate by voice over telegraph wires.

Who is Granville T. Woods?

500

These environments are currently experiencing extreme levels of anthropogenic noise pollution.

What are marine?
500

The early traction of SACNAS began with this subset of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

What is the Chicano Civil Rights Movement (or El Movimiento)?

500

The brightest objects in the universe.

What are quasars? (Gamma ray bursts OK)

500

The order of magnitude for the number of insects to every human on Earth.

What is 100 million or 1 billion (to 1)?

500

The science that uses the spacing between the annual growth rings of trees to date their exact year of formation.

What is dendrochronology?

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