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August 2017 Science at the Market

Posted on: 8/7/2017 11:19 AM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ Education ] [ Physics ] [ Science ] [ Technology ]

For the eighth year, the University of Illinois Department of Physics is bringing "Science at the Market" on selected Saturday mornings to Urbana's Market at the Square. Various U of I and other experts will be on hand each week with demonstrations illustrating the science they represent and to answer questions from the public about the researchers' disciplines.

For example, you may learn about:

  • What birds and other animals live in Champaign-Urbana parks
  • Floating superconductors
  • Solar flares via solar telescopes
  • Pants that don't stain thanks to nanotechnology
  • 3-D printing by the Illinois Geometry Lab (IGL)
  • Lizards and other animals shown by the Graduate Students in
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (GEEB)
  • And a lot about bees, bumblebees, and pollination on Polinators' Saturdays


August 2017 Schedule:

  • August 5, 2017: The University of Illinois Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • August 12, 2017: Ctrl-Z Robotics FRC team #4096
  • August 19, 2017: Photonics - University of Illinois student chapters of the Optical Society of America, of the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • August 26, 2017: Staerkel Planetarium /CU Astronomy Club

 

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