Selections from a computer graphics animation festival and a Charles River demonstration of an autonomous underwater vehicle are among the MIT-hosted events during the first-of-its-kind Cambridge Science Festival, April 21-29.
Presented by the MIT Museum, the festival features more than 150 events throughout the city geared toward highlighting the excitement of science. Events from April 21-23 include:
April 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Professional Development Workshop
A workshop for teachers on the latest genome research.
April 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
MIT's Environmental Health and Safety Office Open House
Bring in water samples for lead testing.
April 21-22, 28-29, 12-6 p.m.
An experimental art show involving kinetic sculptures, light art, interactive videos, robots and more in the Stata Center.
April 21, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
Adult-child teams will be assigned a role in a game simulating a mysterious environmental problem on the MIT -campus.
April 22, 1 p.m.
Rocks from Mars! Rocks from the Moon!
Can we learn from Mars and moon rocks?
April 22, 6-8 p.m.
Cold Enough for You?
Find out how the Antarctic ice sheet has behaved for 10 million years and see a model for how it will behave in the future.
April 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Robots on the River
MIT Sea Grant program demonstrates autonomous underwater vehicles in the Charles River.
April 24, 6-9 p.m.
The Science of Wine
Find out what's behind the new findings about the anti-aging properties of red wine derivatives while sipping carefully chosen vintages.
For more information on the Cambridge Science Festival and a complete listing of events and locations, visit www.cambridgesciencefestival.com.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 11, 2007 (download PDF).