Exploring the Cosmos: A Weekend of Science and STEM in Atlanta, GA

Opening Event for Atlanta Science Festival held at Georgia Tech

The annual Atlanta Science Festival kicks off this weekend with Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day. This year’s event, held on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature STEAM activities for the whole family. It marks the beginning of a two-week celebration of STEAM education and career opportunities, offering more than 100 events and demonstrations around the city for people of all ages.

Science and Engineering Day at Georgia Tech aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists, showcasing the breadth and impact of the Institute’s research to the local community. This year’s theme is space and will include appearances by former NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who has spent an impressive 388 days in space. Attendees will receive a “Galactic Passport” to guide them through the various hands-on activities at different buildings on campus.

After Science and Engineering Day, the Neuro Next Initiative at Georgia Tech will collaborate with Emory University to host a film screening and live performance combining neuroscience research with movement. The event will provide insights into the experiences of people living with Parkinson’s and dementia, featuring acrobats from the Centre for Circus Arts Research.

The Atlanta Science Festival is organized by Science ATL, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people together through the wonder of science. Founded in 2014 by Emory University, Georgia Tech, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Science ATL produces year-round science events, including the Atlanta Science Festival. They also offer youth STEM leadership programs, school STEM partnerships, self-guided family activities,

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