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UNC Science Expo

posted Thursday April 1, 2010

From rappers to race cars, you'll get a fresh look at science in our world on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, during the free UNC Science Expo, the first celebration of its kind on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

The expo runs 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and is presented by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. With activities for all ages, the expo offers science activities, demonstrations, performances and more!

A small sampling of the day’s activities includes:

  • A talk with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Oliver Smithies, facilitated by UNC President Emeritus William Friday
  • Demonstrations including catapults and trebuchets, virtual reality, wave simulation machine and Segways
  • Stage shows including Baba Brinkman performing "The Rap Guide to Evolution"
  • Science talks including sports and technology, science and music, North Carolina’s changing coastline, advances in cancer treatment and neuroscience
  • "Science on wheels" exhibits featuring Ryan Newman's NASCAR race car, a Town of Chapel Hill fire truck and a UNC Healthcare ambulance
  • Tours of UNC departments including physics and astronomy, mathematics, archaeology and anthropology, biology, North Carolina Botanical Garden and more
  • The North Carolina Science Challenge – a series of hands-on activities that test the abilities of students in grades 3-10 to solve science problems creatively
  • "Small Science" activity zone for kids

Download an UNC Science Expo schedule and map for more information. See you at UNC on Sept. 25!