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Junior scientists to display work

Budding Cambridge scientists will have a chance to show off their know-how and get feedback from MIT students during the fourth annual Science Expo today in the Johnson Athletics Center.

The event, which takes place from 3-7pm, involves 149 children in grades 5-8 from 14 Cambridge public schools. More than 100 undergraduates will examine their work and talk with them about it, though everyone in the MIT community is invited to stop by between 5:45 and 6:15pm. The children will also have a chance to participate in workshops and see campus sights including the wind tunnel, the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, Manta the solar car, and "Mr. Magnet," a/k/a Paul Thomas of the Plasma Fusion Center.

"It's a great way for them to interact with MIT students and get help with their projects," said Stacey Wong, a junior in mechanical engineering and a coordinator of the event.

The event was initiated by the Experimental Studies Program as Science Day in 1993. It has been sponsored by the Public Service Center since 1994 and has become an integral part of CityDays program, with ties to LINKS and the PSC Fellowship program.

The Johnson Athletics center also recently hosted the Massachusetts State Science Fair (see photo on page 8).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 1, 1996.

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