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If you have been following the news lately, it seems like climate change is a hot topic. We wanted to know more about what scientists are saying about the earth's evolving climate, so we went straight to a leading expert in the field, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, at our Twitter chat last month.
Dr. Shepherd is the Director of University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program and currently hosts the only nationally-televised Sunday Talk Show focused on science, The Weather Channel's Weather Geeks. He is also a former NASA Scientist, and was a 2004 PECASE award recipient at the White House. Explore the links and questions below to learn more about climate change.
You can’t wander far in Atlanta without seeing the bright, colorful work of The Neon Company. From The Vortex’s iconic skull logo, to the Majestic Diner’s massive outdoor signage, to the hundreds of custom pieces for TV shows and movie sets around the city, the team at The Neon Company specializes in creating neon signs that satisfy the visions of their customers. What most people don’t realize is that each piece created is a result of rare artistic craftsmanship and calculated science.
The Atlanta Science Festival is proud to introduce a new series, the #ATLSciChat. In the coming months, we will be hosting live Twitter chats discussing a multitude of STEM related topics. It is our hope to engage the public in this endevaor, making science relevant in our everyday lives though social media. Continue reading about our first Twitter chat with the CDC Flu Division.
We're looking for STEM professionals to visit K-12 classrooms this spring as part of Atlanta Science Festival's Imagining the Future program. To highlight the impact of this initiative, we spoke with Katie Godfrey, an engineer at The Clorox Company, about her experiences in the program last year. Godfrey was one of 10 Clorox employees to participate, visiting several classrooms ranging from elementary school age to early teens.
Have you ever wondered what gives beer its complex, distinct taste? What makes a Budweiser taste different from a locally-brewed IPA? Or a stout taste different from a pale ale? The science behind beer is both fascinating and intricate, so we turned to Orpheus Brewing founder Jason Pellett and Georgia State University microbiologist Dr. Chris Cornelison to break it down for us.