The second annual Atlanta Science Festival, beginning this week, promises to bring science to tens of thousands of people in the Atlanta area. As a Krypton level sponsor, the Center for Chemical Evolution is delighted to contribute resources, programs, and people power to the Festival's lengthy list of events.
This year, the Center for Chemical Evolution offers two signature programs to the Atlanta Science Festival: Emergence in Motion: Dancing with Evolution, and The Story Collider.
Emergence in Motion: Dancing with Evolution is a unique dance, science, and circus show featuring two aerial dance pieces, one of which will be performed entirely on a giant double helix. A third dance will be ground-based with interactions between humans and drones. Following each piece, there will be a panel made up of artists and scientists. Through the dances, chemical evolution, disruptive soil ecology, and human-technology interfaces will be explored. The program will have two showings: one on Saturday, March 21 at 8:00, and one on Sunday, March 22, at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available for $5.00. More information can be found here:
The Story Collider is an event where scientists share personal stories of how science has affected their lives. Five people, John Dimandja, Chris Gunter, Randy Osborne, Rachel Pendergrass, and Virendra Singh, will share their stories in Atlanta's own Shakespeare Tavern on Monday, March 23 at 7:30. Tickets are available for $10.00. More information can be found here:
In addition to these two signature programs, the Center for Chemical Evolution is hosting Science Trivia Night. At Manuel's Tavern on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:00-9:00, we invite people to test their knowledge in a rousing round of science trivia. Much like last year, we expect the house to be packed. The event is free; more information cab be found here:
Of course, the Atlanta Science Festival wouldn't be complete without the Exploration Expo. Last year, over 16,000 people attended this celebration of science. More are expected this year, and the Center for Chemical Evolution will be among the exhibitors on March 28 in Centennial Olympic Park. CCE Graduate Students will lead students through a series of chemistry demonstrations, and Christine He and David Fialho will draw caricatures of kids as scientists.

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