Family Science Days and Meet the Scientists Series, Day Two

Open to the Public and all registrants
Sunday, 16 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

Feces Save Species

Rachel Santymire, Director, Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology, Lincoln Park Zoo

12:00 PM

Cheetah-inspired Running Robots: Learning from Nature

Sangbae Kim, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:30 PM

Science Savvy & Experimental Ingenuity

University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center

1:00 PM

Power of the Crowd

Adler Planetarium

1:30 PM

World Numbers: A Sensory Tour


2:00 PM

Wacky Weather and the Melting Arctic: Are They Connected?

Jennifer Francis, Research Professor, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

2:30 PM

Itís Not Magic, Itís Science

Northern Illinois University STEM Outreach

3:00 PM

Future Energy: Taking On Humankindís Greatest Challenge

Seth Darling, Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

3:30 PM

Computer Science Magic

Illinois Computes

4:00 PM

Active Explorer

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