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From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <UAFdistribution>
Date: April 17, 2012 2:27:59 PM EDT
Subject: [UAFNews-L] Science Social to offer smorgasbord of UA research
Science Social to offer smorgasbord of UA research
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2012
CONTACT: Amy Hartley, Geophysical Institute information officer, 907-474-5823, amy.hartley
Fairbanks, Alaska—Unmanned aircraft, tidewater glaciers, polar-orbiting satellites and biotechnology will be featured in a Science Social at Centennial Hall in Juneau April 18 – 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. each day. The free community event will provide hands-on demonstrations, informative stations, a scientific poster session and more.
The event is a collaboration among the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s Science for Alaska Lecture Series, Alaska BioPREP and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center. The Science Social will offer a smorgasbord of information that showcases the variety of research and expertise at work in the University of Alaska system. It will allow members of the public to connect with active researchers and college-bound students to discover the opportunities available at UA campuses. The Science Social is an extension of the ACRC’s Coastal Temperate Rainforests Symposium that will run April 17-19 in Juneau, drawing scientists from the across the nation and Canada.
This event is free and families are welcome. Centennial Hall is located at 101 Egan Drive in downtown Juneau.
ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Amanda Meyer, Alaska BioPREP program coordinator, 907-474-5680 or abmeyer.