Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Series, Day One

Open to the Public and all registrants
Saturday, 15 February 2014: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Riverside Center (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS. This free event is open to all but is organized especially for middle and high school students. All events will take place Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 February. This community science showcase featuring hands-on demonstrations and other family and kid-friendly activities shines a spotlight on a broad range of formal and informal science educators who promote an interest in science among the general public. It is a FREE event for the general public, and it is one of our most popular.
Logistical Contact:
Linda Hosler, AAAS

11:00 AM

Family Science Days Opens

11:30 AM

Climate Change and Chicagoís Critters, Plants, and People

Animalia Project/Chicago Wilderness

12:00 PM

Donít Choke: Getting It Right Under Pressure

Sian Beilock, Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago

12:30 PM

Your Brain on Video Games

Daphne Bavelier, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester and University of Geneva

1:00 PM

The Power of the Crowd

Adler Planetarium

1:30 PM

The Power of Wind!

Argonne National Laboratories

2:00 PM

Teaching Computers to Make the World Better

Rayid Ghani, Research Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

2:30 PM

Mr. Freeze!

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

3:00 PM

Art Meets Science: Picasso at the Nanoscale

Volker Rose, Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory

3:30 PM

Cloudy with a 50% Chance of Precipitation

How the Weather Works

4:00 PM

The Mysteries of Mass and Matter

Marcela Carena, Senior Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Professor of Physics, University of Chicago
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