Science Saturdays: VESTA FIESTA!
Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the Museum’s Windows on the World theater at 11:00 am. The presentations mainly target middle- and high-school students to show them the vast world of scientific research and allow them to interact with experts in a variety of scientific fields; however, everyone is welcome to attend. Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State University Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.
Teachers: If you would like to offer your students extra credit for attending one or more Science Saturday programs, please contact Bonnie Eamick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Current Calendar for Science Saturday programs
All programs begin at 11am, except where noted
Aug 6, 2011
VESTA FIESTA! (special time: 10 am – 1 pm)
Celebrate the beginning of Dawn's year-long exploration of new worlds. After close to four years cruising at stunning speeds, the robotic spacecraft is catching up to the object of its first destination in the main asteroid belt: Vesta. Don't Dawn and Vesta deserve a fiesta?
- Come hear talks from local Solar System Ambassadors
- Enjoy kids’ activities like the Dawn Relay Race, Is the Asteroid like a Grape or a Raisin? and Vegetable Light Curves.
Sep 3, 2011
Genetically Modified Food: Fact, Fiction and Future Research
Stephanie Gorski, NCSU Entomology
Oct 1, 2011
Human PoWeR: The Physiology of Wearable Robotics
Gregory S. Sawicki, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, The Human PoWeR Laboratory
Dec 3, 2011
In Cold Blood: The Death of a Forest
Dr. Fred Hain, Alliance for Saving Threatened Forest and NCSU