Thanks to partner organization AAAS for helping us get the word out about the Festival!
When: 23-24 October 2010
Where: On the National Mall and surrounding areas
Free and open to the public!
AAAS is pleased to be a founding partner of the first USA Science & Engineering Festival. More than 1,500 interactive exhibits and stage shows will be taking over Washington, D.C. very soon for the event! On 23-24 October 2010, head down to the National Mall and surrounding areas for the Festival Expo. While there, engage with experts in the fields you love most -- and discover your interest in areas of science you may not even know existed!
Bring your whole family to this fun and free event. The Expo has something for everyone, so come prepared for science and fun!
Be sure to visit AAAS at our two interactive Expo activities:
The Science Inside You
Visit the AAAS booth on the National Mall on Saturday and Sunday to learn more about your body and how to stay healthy. Play games from the AAAS Science Gym project, which challenges you to burn calories, get your pulse pumping and hone your cat-like reflexes.
Meet the Scientists!
[PHOTOGRAPH] Children learning at the 2009 Annual Meeting
On both Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (located at Constitution Avenue, NW between 12th and 14th Streets), hear scientists present their work in a fun and exciting way! Hosted by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, we'll cover topics from the science of superheroes to conserving endangered species and everything in between. Then, take the chance to interact with the scientists off stage! View the Meet the Scientists! schedule.
You can learn more about the Festival and the AAAS events at this article.
Visit the official Festival website to download a map of the Expo grounds and view the entire Festival Calendar.
Directions to Meet the Scientists! in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (just off the National Mall on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, NW) can be found here. Once at the auditorium, just look for signs to direct you to the stage!
Meet the Scientists! Schedule
Saturday, 23 October
"X-ray Vision - Revealing Ancient Secrets With New Technology"
Uwe Bergmann, Physicist
Deputy Director, Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
"What Does It Mean to be Human?"
Rick Potts, Paleoanthropologist
Director of Human Origins Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
"Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes"
Editor, Annals of Improbable Research, and Founder, Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
"Hip Hop, Video Games and Math"
Juan Gilbert, Computer Scientist
Professor and Chair, Human-Centered Computing Division, Clemson University
"Virtual Earths: Studying Climate Change with Supercomputers"
Keith Dixon, Climate Modeler
Research Meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Sunday, 24 October
"What We Know and Don't Know about Climate Change"
J. Marshall Shepherd, Research Meteorologist
Associate Professor, Department of Geography/Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia
"The Physics of Superheroes"
James Kakalios, Physicist and Science Consultant for Watchmen
Physics Professor, University of Minnesota
"Searching for New Planets"
Paul Butler, Astronomer
Staff Scientist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
"Conserving Endangered Species"
Jennifer Mickelberg, Zoologist
Research Fellow, Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
"Bird Brains and Human Language"
Erich Jarvis, Neuroscientist
Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center