Bring your whole family to this fun and free event. The Expo has something for everyone, so come prepared for science and fun!
Be sure to visit AAAS at our two interactive Expo activities:
The Science Inside You
Visit the AAAS booth on the National Mall on Saturday and Sunday to learn more about your body and how to stay healthy. Play games from the AAAS Science Gym project, which challenges you to burn calories, get your pulse pumping and hone your cat-like reflexes.
Meet the Scientists!
On both Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (located at Constitution Avenue, NW between 12th and 14th Streets), hear scientists present their work in a fun and exciting way! Hosted by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, we’ll cover topics from the science of superheroes to conserving endangered species and everything in between. Then, take the chance to interact with the scientists off stage! View the Meet the Scientists! schedule below.
You can learn more about the Festival and the AAAS events at this article.
Visit the official Festival website to download a map of the Expo grounds and view the entire Festival Calendar.
Directions to Meet the Scientists! in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (just off the National Mall on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, NW) can be found here. Once at the auditorium, just look for signs to direct you to the stage!
“X-ray Vision - Revealing Ancient Secrets With New Technology” Uwe Bergmann, Physicist Deputy Director, Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
“What Does It Mean to be Human?” Rick Potts, Paleoanthropologist Director of Human Origins Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
“Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes” Marc Abrahams Editor, Annals of Improbable Research, and Founder, Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
“Hip Hop, Video Games and Math” Juan Gilbert, Computer Scientist Professor and Chair, Human-Centered Computing Division, Clemson University
“Virtual Earths: Studying Climate Change with Supercomputers” Keith Dixon, Climate Modeler Research Meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
“What We Know and Don’t Know about Climate Change” J. Marshall Shepherd, Research Meteorologist Associate Professor, Department of Geography/Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia
“The Physics of Superheroes” James Kakalios, Physicist and Science Consultant for Watchmen Physics Professor, University of Minnesota
“Searching for New Planets” Paul Butler, Astronomer Staff Scientist, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
“Conserving Endangered Species” Jennifer Mickelberg, Zoologist Research Fellow, Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
“Bird Brains and Human Language” Erich Jarvis, Neuroscientist Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center