Kennesaw State to host numerous Atlanta Science Festival events

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Georgia (Mar 19, 2014)Kennesaw State to host numerous Atlanta Science Festival events

National Academy of Sciences member J. Woodland Hastings and NASA astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger among the featured presenters

KENNESAW, Ga. (March 4, 2014) — Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics will be host to many exciting Atlanta Science Festival programs ranging from film screenings to seminars. To explore the complete festival schedule of more than 100 events citywide, visit AtlantaScienceFestival.org.

What:

Kennesaw State is a proud sponsor of the weeklong celebration of local science and technology held March 22-29. Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore how science is connected to all parts of our lives. Events at KSU include:

Memorable robot-themed concert: Spend Saturday, March 22, enjoying a robotic-themed concert from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jason Barnes, an amputee drummer, will perform at the Bailey Performance Center. Shimi, a robotic companion developed by Georgia Institute of Technology’s Gil Weinberg, will accompany Barnes for a memorable night of entertainment.

Girls Adventures in STEM: The Georgia Department of Education invited approximately 200 middle school girls to participate in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program at Kennesaw State. NASA astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger will be on hand to speak with the students and help get them excited about STEM-related school topics and careers. This event takes place on March 24 at KSU Center from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Chemistry on the Green: Spend an afternoon observing unique chemistry demonstrations and hands-on activities. “Chemistry on the Green” will be held on the Campus Green at KSU from noon to 2 p.m. on March 26.

Dinos lighting the night: Susan Smith, Foundation Fellow in the Department of Biology and Physics at Kennesaw State University, discusses how and why microscopic marine organisms called dinoflagellates are bioluminescent. National Academy of Sciences member, J. Woodland Hastings, will join Smith and explain their research. This illuminating event is Friday, March 28, at Clendenin Building room 1008.

Free film “Europa Report”: Spend Friday, March 28, watching the new science fiction film “Europa Report” at Prillaman Hall. The movie portrays the story of the first crewed mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. After the screening, a panel will discuss various elements of the film, including its scientific, artistic and cultural implications. This event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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