Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Atlanta Science Festival to launch on March 22

Via Emory Alumni Association

Get in touch with your inner scientist at the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), a weeklong celebration of local science and technology.

"From March 22-29 at more than 100 events throughout metro Atlanta, visitors will experience scientific innovation and transform their perspective on how science impacts nearly everything we do," says Sarah Peterson, a co-founder of the ASF and program coordinator for Laney Graduate School. 

Emory has been a partner in ASF from its beginning and is collaborating with more than 80 community partners on the interactive festival.

A variety of events will take place on and around the Emory campus including lab tours, panel discussions, film screenings, an opportunity to see the sun through a solar telescope, a celebration of the science of beer, and much more. Click here to see the complete list of Emory events, times and locations.

The festival will culminate Saturday, March 29 at Centennial Olympic Park with an Exploration Expo featuring family activities, experiments, pop-up interactive exhibits and games, including faculty, staff and students from Emory's science and math departments. The Exploration Expo will be from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

"Whether you're a self-proclaimed science-lover or simply fascinated by the how the world works, we invite you to share in this celebration of 'the curious' in all of us," says Jordan Rose, associate director at the Emory College Center for Science Education. "There's something for everyone: comedy, art, poetry, food, lasers, stars, gardens, dinosaurs and more."

Photo courtesy San Diego Science and Engineering Festival.

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