October 30, 2012
We eat genetically engineered foods, take drugs made in engineered bacteria and yeast, and someday soon may drive our cars using fuel produced by engineered microorganisms. Renowned molecular geneticist George Church will discuss where these technologies came from and where they’re going.
Ever wonder how plants live? Or how worms produce compost? Curious about solar beads and solar cookers? Get hands-on with science to find out! Join Cal scientists for some cool, food-related investigations at East Bay farmers’ markets during the Bay Area Science Festival.
Our regular night hikes get a special flare tonight courtesy of the Universe. We’ll head out a bit earlier hiking in the sunset and stop to watch the moon rise in the night sky. This moderately strenuous 4-5 mile trek features discussions about the natural environment, celestial events, and objects in the sky.
Calling all middle school students, parents, and teachers!! Step right up
and join the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Mathematical Sciences Research
Institute for a fun, FREE evening to learn about the real math behind the
fun in Math Midway!
Dr. Paul Zeitz of the University of San Francisco will explain the math in
the fun midway exhibits. You’ll be surprised at how much you will learn!
After the lecture, you can enjoy yourself at the reception, explore Math
Midway activities such as the A-Maze-ing Maze, Organ Function Grinder, or
the Ring of Fire, and visit other museum exhibits.
There will be a reception following Dr. Zeitz’s presentation and the Math
Midway exhibit will remain open until 8:00pm for exploration.
For more information, please go to http://mathmidway.eventbrite.com/
Check out quirky and fun science at downtown Livermore’s Science Stroll. Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Lab will host such events as Fake a Quake, Dance Physics, Livermorium (aka Element 116), the Ouzo Effect and Other Alcoholic Oddities, Dancing with the Stars, Cool Lasers, Energy-Climate Connections, Bubble Photography, and the Art of Science.