Emory partners with Atlanta Science Festival March 22-29

Emory Alumni Association | March 4, 2014

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Emory has been a partner in ASF from its beginning and is collaborating with more than 80 community partners on the interactive festival. Image courtesy of the San Diego Science and Engineering Festival.

UPDATE: The Exploration Expo scheduled for Saturday, March 29 has been moved to the Georgia World Congress Center.

Get in touch with your inner scientist at the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF), a weeklong celebration of local science and technology.

"From March 22-29 at more than 100 events throughout metro Atlanta, visitors will experience scientific innovation and transform their perspective on how science impacts nearly everything we do," says Sarah Peterson, a co-founder of the ASF and program coordinator for Laney Graduate School.

Emory has been a partner in ASF from its beginning and is collaborating with more than 80 community partners on the interactive festival.

A variety of events will take place on and around the Emory campus including:

  • Faculty talks followed by tours of the labs
  • A campus sustainability tour, offered on two different dates
  • An exploration of social behavior and genes by the Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
  • Talks and a panel discussion about autism
  • A presentation about what dogs think
  • Screenings of a documentary on disability, enhancement and technology and the film "Contagion"
  • An opportunity to see the sun through a solar telescope
  • Faculty discussions of facts and fiction on brain imaging; the chemistry of love and attraction; and the science of beer
  • Walking tour of Lullwater Preserve

See the complete list of Emory events, times and locations.The week's events will culminate Saturday, March 29 at the Centennial Olympic Park with an Exploration Expo with activities; experiments; pop-up interactive exhibits and games. Faculty, staff and students from Emory's science and math departments will be at the expo with demonstrations, exhibits, games and more. The Exploration Expo will be from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

"Whether you're a self-proclaimed science-lover or simply fascinated by the how the world works, we invite you to share in this celebration of 'the curious' in all of us," says Jordan Rose, the festival's managing director and associate director at the Emory College Center for Science Education. "There's something for everyone: comedy, art, poetry, food, lasers, stars, gardens, dinosaurs and more."

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