More than 60 Other Organizations Partner with Festival To Offer Interactive Programs and Expo Exhibits March 22-29
ATLANTA – Feb. 27, 2014 – Leading Metro Atlanta organizations across a large spectrum of industries are stepping up to help support The Atlanta Science Festival, an eight-day series of science-and technology-related events taking place citywide.
The Atlanta Science Festival has been a collaboration of scientific, educational, corporate, civic, cultural and community organizations led by founding partners Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Other Atlanta-based sponsors include:
· Mercer University & Mercer Health Sciences Center
· The National Science Foundation/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution
· AT&T Mobility
· Cancer Treatment Centers of America
· Delta Air Lines, Inc.
· Georgia State University
· Atlanta Science Tavern
· The Coca-Cola Company
· Emory Science & Society Program
· Georgia FIRST Robotics
· Georgia Power
· Kennesaw State University
· Lockheed Martin
· NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization
· Arbor Pharmaceuticals
· Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
· Georgia Bio
· Woodruff Arts Center
· Captain Planet Foundation
· Carabiner Communications
· Emory Alumni Association
· Georgia Natural Gas
· Women in Technology
· Public Broadcasting Atlanta
“The Atlanta Science Festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase Atlanta’s strengths in science to the entire community,” said David Hartnett, vice president for bioscience and health IT industry development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Metro Atlanta is home to thousands of companies involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – from software and IT to medical devices and vaccine development – and home to some of the top research universities in the world. We are thrilled to have so many companies and universities on board to participate in the festival with sponsorship, volunteers and exhibits.”
The Atlanta Science Festival is a citywide collaboration March 22-29 showcasing science and technology. More than 60 other educational institutions, museums, corporations, and cultural and community centers are planning an extensive line-up of exciting programs and hands-on exhibitions―most of them free―designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists. The Festival is an eight-day celebration that culminates with a family-friendly, all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park.
A complete list of sponsors, partners and collaborators can be found at AtlantaScienceFestival.org. For the latest information on the Atlanta Science Festival activities, please follow the event on Facebook at AtlantaScienceFestival and on Twitter at @ATLSciFest.
About the Atlanta Science Festival
The first event of its kind in the Metro area, The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology that culminates with an all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Scientists, experts and educators from local schools, colleges, universities, museums, and corporations will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city. Our mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in our lives today, share the impact they have on our community, and inspire us all to wonder about our future. The Festival, which runs March 22-29, is produced by a collaboration of science, cultural, and educational institutions, led by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. To learn more, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org or call (770) 322-4992.