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Saturday, March 09, 2024

Piece of Mind: Film Screening & Workshop on Dementia Experiences

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Place yourself in the performer's shoes in this interactive workshop following the screening of Piece of Mind: Dementia - an artistic performance highlighting scientific research and lived experiences of dementia. Together, Piece of Mind performers and attendees will dissect specific scenes from the film, discussing the creative process and delving into the underlying information, emotions and metaphors through creative movement. This workshop is hosted by Montreal-based circus and dance artists and scientists/clinicians/advocates from local Atlanta [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Holobiome -- Film Screening and Interactive Discussion on Humans, Microbes, and the Future of Infectious Disease

Saturday, 03/09/2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

What if you found out that, on a cellular level, you, your body at least, is more microbial than human… way more! And what if it wasn’t just your body that is more microbial than it seems, but that almost everything, all life on earth, is made possible by microbes? The concept of the Holobiome captures this reality and also beckons us to reconsider our understanding of health and infectious disease, along with [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Performing Data: Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Lived Experience Share the Stage

Sunday, 03/10/2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

How can we bring complex issues like Parkinson's Disease to life through the arts? Co-created by neuroscientists, performing artists, people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers, Piece of Mind unites neuroscientific knowledge and lived experiences on the same stage. Through impressive acrobats, absurd theatrics, moving choreographies, and audience participation, the artists seek to shed light on challenges and resilience in face of Parkinson's disease, address social stigma and misperceptions, and pique curiosity on current research [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Nature’s Pharmacy with Emory University Herbarium

Tuesday, 03/12/2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join leading medical ethnobotanist and explorer, Dr. Cassandra Quave, as she shares the story of her quest to develop new ways to fight illness and disease through the healing powers of plants. Blend your own tea and create a DIY herbarium keepsake to take home!

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Science of Cheese

Wednesday, 03/13/2024 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

SOLD OUTIndulge your senses at Science of Cheese, a unique event blending delicious flavors with intellectual intrigue. Delve into the world of cheeses through curated tastings by Capella Cheese, while being guided by scientists from Emory University and the University of Georgia. Explore the science behind the chemistry of cheese, physics of texture and aging techniques! This gourmet adventure offers a rare combination of culinary enjoyment and scientific discovery. Join us for an awesome experience [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Friday, March 15, 2024

AI.Humanity: a Crash Course in Large Language Models

Friday, 03/15/2024 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

In the midst of an AI boom, everyone is looking to master the new tech, aren't you? Join Emory University's AI.Humanity Initiative and the Center for AI Learning to get started! This interactive workshop, tailored to beginners with limited technical experience, provides a overview of large-language models (LLMs), a highly popular use-case of artificial intelligence. We'll walk through examples all the way from design to development and even deployment into real world use and problem [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School

Saturday, March 16, 2024

STEM Gems: Give Girls Role Models in STEM!

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! You'll meet exceptional women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about the unique journeys that led to their respective careers. You'll understand what they do, how they make a difference in the world, and how they help people using STEM. You'll walk away with advice, guidance, [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School

Proton Precision: Inside Emory's Proton Therapy Center

Saturday, 03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Get a behind the scenes look into the Emory Proton Therapy Center's cutting edge technology; high energy proton beams that target cancer with sub-millimeter precision. Learn the physics behind the treatment, and get a hands-on opportunity to treat the "patient" in your tour group! Join us for a journey through our clinical workflow and engaging activities on the Medical Physics concepts behind imaging, treatment planning, and radiation delivery. NOTE: When registering, please choose an "Event [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge? This event repeats [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge?

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families

Microplastics Collection Challenge

Sunday, 03/17/2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Emory University Saikawa Lab and Altamaha Riverkeeper at Panola Shoals and test your engineering skills! With just an empty ice cream container, shoelaces, and chicken wire mesh, you will create a simple design for microplastic collection and test it on the Altamaha River. Learn about the issues our rivers and communities face, and how you can help ensure everyone has access to clean water. So, are you up to the challenge? This event repeats [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Adults, High School, Middle School, Families

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The "Language" of Birds

Wednesday, 03/20/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Many birds produce an incredible variety of complex vocalizations, resulting in intricate songs that have inspired artists for generations. However, are these beautiful birdsongs a language? Come explore some of the analogs between birdsong and human language and learn some of the incredible ways studying birdsong has helped us understand human speech and enjoy a bird song-inspired music recital by the Atlanta Contemporary Ensemble!

AUDIENCE(S): Middle School, High School, Adults

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Our Disappearing Microbes

Thursday, 03/21/2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dive into the microscopic world with "The Invisible Extinction"! Join us for an eye-opening film screening that unveils how important microbes are for our health and how our lifestyles may be causing their demise. After the movie, enjoy some live Q&A of microbial experts and medical doctors as they unravel the science behind these tiny superheroes. Discover the incredible impact of microbes on our world and get ready for an evening of enlightenment and lively [..]

AUDIENCE(S): Families, High School, Middle School, Adults

Friday, March 22, 2024

CHEMISTRY BONANZA DEMO SHOW!

Friday, 03/22/2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

SOLD OUT

Come see exciting chemistry reactions and demonstrations! We will explore the chemistry of polymers, combustion reactions, cloud formation, and even a few fireballs. How do you speed up a reaction? Or slow it down? We will explore it all! Liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served as well—tasty chemistry! There is limited seating for this event. Reserved tickets do not guarantee a seat. Arrive early to ensure your seat.

AUDIENCE(S): Families, Elem. School, Middle School

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