The insanely popular science-themed podcast Wow in the World comes to life on stage with the Wow in the World Pop Up Party! Host Mindy Thomas will wow us with games and skits with mad musical accompaniment by the Pop Ups - creators of the Wow in the World theme song! Curious kids and their grown-ups will be immersed in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leave this event saying “WOW”!
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Drop in anytime to this open house event to see what’s in your soil and learn about urban agriculture in Atlanta! Learn from farmers and scientists about how to start your own garden, potential risks from soil contamination, and simple ways to clean your soil. Don’t forget to bring your own soil in a Ziploc bag to be tested for heavy metals!
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The Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit at Fernbank Museum of Natural History showcases one of the largest land animals that ever walked the earth (Argentinosaurus) and the world’s largest land carnivore (Giganotosaurus). But have you ever wondered about the origin of these Cretaceous superheroes? Take a virtual trip to Patagonia, Argentina with paleontologist Anthony Martin, Emory professor and author of Dinosaurs Without Bones, as he explores what life was like for these dinosaurs 100 million... More Details
Mike Lemonick, Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American and author visits ATLSciFest! Join us to hear him share research from his latest book, The Perpetual Now, where he'll tell the tale of a victim of profound, irreversible amnesia and how she is helping neuroscientists deepen their understanding of how and why we remember.
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The Most Unknown is a captivating documentary that sends nine scientists to different parts of the world to explore the frontier of humanity’s biggest questions. What is dark matter? What is time? What is consciousness? Preceding the film will be a panel of Atlanta’s own scientists exploring “the most unknown.” Together we will discover how themes from the film can not only advance scientific research but also enrich our own daily lives. More Details
Did you know that children begin to hear and learn language while still in the womb? Or that we can measure the physics of how their vocal tracts develop to produce sound, while their brains develop to produce language? Dr. Gordon Ramsay, an autism researcher at Emory and expert in infant speech, will use both physics and humor to show us how babies learn to talk – and how parents and caregivers play a crucial... More Details
Controlling computers and robots with thoughts? Modifying brain activity to treat disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and depression without medication? New neurotechnologies can sound like fantasy, but what is science fact and what is science fiction? As this technology blurs the lines between mind and machine, does it change our definition of what it means to be human? Local technology and ethics researchers leading the neuro-engineering revolution will address these questions in an engaging interactive... More Details
Do you ever wonder how science fiction has inspired scientists to explore the universe—or what scientists think about the books, films, and video games that use their ideas? Have you ever been curious about where science fiction artists get their inspiration for the exotic planets and alien creatures populating their stories? If so, then this is the event for you! Our panel brings Georgia Tech astrobiologist Dr. Kennda Lynch, Emory physicist and popular science writer... More Details
What are the intersections and shared pathways between biology and belief? What holistic approaches do science and spirituality offer to our bodies, our selves? Join us to hear a panel of local scientists and theologians offer a wide range of insights in a safe space for open dialogue.
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Alligators, dolphins, ghost crabs, pelicans, live oaks, and wasps: oh my! In this highly energetic science communication workshop, adult and teen participants will engage in improvisational storytelling and movement-oriented activities to cultivate advocating for conservation of the Georgia coast. By accessing information from “micro-lectures” about animals, plants, and ecosystems delivered by scientist and author Dr. Anthony J. Martin, everyone is invited to delve into their creativity to find new and powerful ways to communicate factually,... More Details
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 their 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, and... More Details
Let's dive into the heart of how the internet works! How exactly does YouTube show you videos so quickly? What are BitCoins and how do you get one? How does information move from one computer to another? Join us for an interactive session where we will answer these questions and more as we tinker with code, rotating through different stations doing everything from seeing how your Snapchat snaps move through space to learning how to... More Details
Meet and greet Beatrice the Biologist. You might have seen her science comics on the internet, but now's your chance to see the scientist behind it all. In this workshop, you'll learn how to draw your own science cartoons featuring amoeba hugs, dinosaur farts, and much, much more. Come to Manuel's at 7:30 to grab dinner and drinks with comics for dessert!
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The human microbome is a dynamic collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses central to our survival, shaping every one of us from birth. Acclaimed writer Ed Yong wrote of this "forgotten organ" in his masterpiece I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. Now, his written word has provided inspiration for four nationally known playwrights who engaged in a 48 hour marathon of isolated furious writing, emerging with four newly-formed... More Details
How did people live in the past? Archaeologists are the detectives of science, working to answer this question. Join Emory University experts for a set of activities where you can learn how to extract DNA, perform chemical analysis to discover the uses of artifacts, and put ancient objects and skeletons back together like a puzzle. Parents and kids alike can ask Emory anthropologists about their work and hear about the latest discoveries in the field. More Details
Ada Lovelace: mathematician, poet, first computer programmer. Ada and the Engine is a play that portrays Ada's struggles as a female in a field of only men and highlights the same struggles that women still have today in STEM. Come see the play and the multimedia gallery portraying women throughout history in STEM fields. Following select performances, we will have a talk back about the themes of the play.
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Come one, come all, to the Chemistry Carnival! Learn about the cutting-edge research Emory studies through carnival games like Peptide Jenga and Bacterial Telepathy! Prizes will be awarded and scientists will be on site to explain the laboratory research hiding behind each fun game concept. Great field trip opportunity!
Nearbyparking is available in the Peavine Visitor Lot and the Oxford Road Vistor's Deck. See details here. The Peavine Lot is free beginning at 5pm. More Details
Ever play with giant soap bubbles, ride a hovercraft, or taste liquid nitrogen ice cream? How about journey through space and time as you gaze at the stars? Now you can with Physics Live! Come join the faculty and students at Emory University’s Department of Physics for an afternoon and evening of science exploration! Loads of exciting demonstrations (K-12 encouraged), Planetarium shows (limited seating, tickets available upon arrival), and Laboratory tours (research in action!). A... More Details
Do you want to learn how to code AND to help your community? Come to our mini-Hackathon workshop and learn the basics for how to develop websites, games, phone apps, and more to benefit the health of your community. After completion of this workshop, you will be fully prepared to participate in our all-girls Hackathon. Note: This event is designed for middle school aged girls.
A light dinner will be served. Nearby free parking is available... More Details
Ada Lovelace: mathematician, poet, first computer programmer. Ada and the Engine is a play that portrays Ada's struggles as a female in a field of only men and highlights the same struggles that women still have today in STEM. Come see the play and the multimedia gallery portraying women throughout history in STEM fields. Following select performances ,we will have a talk back about the themes of the play.
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