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  • Guest Research Presentation

    Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them questions.

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  • Guest Research Presentation

    Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them questions.

    Array

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Guest Research Presentation

Visiting scientists from laboratories and universities across the country present updates on their latest areas of research and experimentation. Get a chance to meet these researchers in person and ask them your questions.

Guests include biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more!

Check frequently for upcoming presentations.

 

Food: Getting Beyond Taste

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Saturday, May 5, 11:30 am

Join Dr. Jacqueline Wolf from Foodicine Health, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for a behind-the-scenes look at food, nutrition, and wellness. In order to make informed choices of what we should and shouldn't eat, we need to understand how the types of food can affect us. We'll discuss approaches to personal nutrition and consider medical conditions that require dietary changes. Food can be both healthy and tasty

 

Beer Science and Trivia

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Saturday, May 5, 2:30 pm

Ronn Friedlander, co-founder and chief science officer of Aeronaut Beer, has a background in biochemistry and biomedical engineering. Aeronaut Beer has studied different yeast and microbes to enhance beer flavor. Learn about an attempt to re-create a long-lost beer from America and also participate in some beer science trivia for fun prizes.

 

Indigo: Harnessing Nature to Help Farmers Sustainably Feed the Planet

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am

Just like humans, plants have microbiomes. These communities of bacteria and fungi live within plants and support their growth and development. Modern agricultural chemicals, particularly fungicides, have disrupted the plant microbiome. Indigo seeks to restore the plant microbiome to support crop health and productivity. Relying on powerful machine learning algorithms, as well as lab, greenhouse, and field testing, Indigo identifies natural, beneficial microbes and applies these to crops in the form of a seed coating.

 

Test Your Local Seafood Knowledge: Do You Know What Fish Are Swimming in New England Waters?

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1
Sunday, May 6, 12:30 pm

Join Red's Best, a Boston-based wholesaler and pioneer in seafood traceability, for a fun myth-busting game to learn more about the abundant, diverse species landed by the small-boat, New England fishermen. Stay for an interactive, whole fish "selfie" booth to get hands-on with a variety of fish and shellfish available to us in Massachusetts.

 

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage, Blue Wing, Level 1
Saturday, May 26; 11:30 am

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, the neon lamp, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. Join author Richard Munson as he presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.

 

All about Ancient Crocs

Friday, June 1; See below for times

Paleontologist Alex Hastings, PhD, from the Virginia Museum of Natural History digs up ancient crocodilians, among other fascinating fossils! He’s joining us to give two exciting presentations.


  • Attend our Science Live! live presentation on the Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage, where Dr. Hastings introduces you to a live alligator.

  • Shapiro Family Science Live! Stage, Green Wing, Lower Level

    Friday, June 1; 5:30 pm


  • Join us to hear Dr. Hastings share the latest in prehistoric crocodilian research in the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center.

  • Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage, Blue Wing, Level 1

    Friday, June 1; 7:30 pm

 

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage, Blue Wing, Level 1
Saturday, June 16; 12:30 pm

Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations.

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

Location

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center. Find on map

Audience

Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

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