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Family Science Days Begin, Nina Fedoroff Delivers Plenary
The third day of the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting starts early with a breakfast for women and minorities in science, the 2008 Fellows Forum, and a symposium on baseball statistics that will show why Red Sox player Coco Crisp is a better fielder than Yankee Derek Jeter.
At 10:00 a.m., the exhibit hall opens on the second level of the Hynes Convention Center. Registrants there can visit booths from the European Commission, Subaru, AAAS Science and Policy Programs, Island Press, Science, and more.
Right next door, the Science Career fair will bring meeting participants together with recruiters from organizations including Canon, Clark & Elbing, Vertex, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today and Sunday, Family Science Days will feature lab demonstrations that show the fun of science, kid-friendly chemistry projects and other intriguing events. Exhibits include a look at the science behind Yo-Yos, weather making, and robots, and lasers.
At 6:30 p.m. this evening, Nina Fedoroff, science and technology advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will deliver a plenary address about science in the developing world.