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Into tech? We’ve got events for you! See the latest in brain imaging, see how tech is advancing the arts and healthcare, and more. Get your tech fill at these Atlanta Science Festival events, taking place March 9-23.

Georgia Tech Science & Engineering Day | March 9th 10:00 AM

Presented by Georgia Institute of Technology 

Kickoff the 2024 Atlanta Science Festival with Georgia Tech!

Whether you’re interested in robotics, brains, biology, space, art, nanotechnology, paper, computer science, wearables, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or systems engineering, there will be activities for you! Visit campus for hands-on STEAM activities, exhibits, demonstrations, opportunities to meet student researchers, learn about the research, and so much more happening at Tech!

Register here!

Neuroscience is Looking for a Few Good Brains! | March 9th 11:00 AM

Presented by Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Join the GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI) to explore what neuroscience can teach us about how the brain works! Take our interactive center tour and join researchers from Georgia State University and Georgia Tech as we explore the health and development of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other techniques. All age groups are welcome to attend and learn more about how you can volunteer to participate in critical studies at CABI that help us understand how the brain changes over the lifespan and how to resolve concerns about reading, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, tumors, and more. Expert scientists lead this interactive tour and field all your burning questions about what’s going on inside your brain!

Register here!

Guthman Music, Art, and Technology Fair | March 9th 4:00 PM

Presented by Georgia Institute of Technology

Get hands-on experience with the latest experiments in art and technology! Meet the people who are inventing the future of art and music and try out the amazing stuff they’ve created at this hands-on, science-fair-style event.

No registration necessary.

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition | March 9th 7:00 PM

Presented by Georgia Tech School of Music, Georgia Tech Arts  

See the world’s most innovative new musical instruments, meet their creators, hear them in concert, and vote on your favorites! The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech is a celebration of how science, engineering, art, and design help us imagine new ways to express ourselves through music.

Get tickets here.

The Science of Animation | March 10th 12:00 PM

Presented by The Museum of Animation

Have you ever wondered how animation works in your favorite cartoons? Discover the science behind animation and how our minds perceive pictures in motion. In this hands-on workshop you’ll explore how animated images are created and make your own optical toys and animations to take home!

This event repeats on March 17th at 12:00 PM.

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AI.Humanity: a Crash Course in Large Language Models | March 15 1:00 PM

Presented by Emory University 

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 solving.

Register here!

Proton Precision: Inside Emory’s Proton Therapy Center | March 16th 10:00 AM

Presented by Emory Proton Therapy Center

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.

Register here!

Tech: Arts – Exploring Art Using Extended Reality | March 17th 2:00 PM

Presented by The Fulton County Public Art Futures Lab

Explore the intersection of art and technology at the Fulton County Public Art Futures Lab. Put on a virtual reality headset and paint in an immersive environment, or explore the use of augmented reality and art. Learn how technology opens up new avenues to create and experience art! Open to ages 7+.

Register here.

Twilight Trek – Wild Technology at the Zoo! | March 22nd 6:30 PM

Presented by Zoo Atlanta 

Experience the Zoo in a new way on this guided after-hours tour! Families will have the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the technology used to study animals in zoos and in the wild. Our Zoo Educators will introduce participants to Forward Looking InfraRed technology, trail cameras, night-vision scopes, radio telemetry, and Passive Integrated Transponders. Join the adventure as you learn how these tools are used by humans to better understand and help animals!

Get tickets here.