Take part in the Atlanta Science Festival at Georgia State University

It’s coming soon – the Atlanta Science Festival – March 22-29, 2014.

We need you to volunteer for the Atlanta Science Festival at GSU! Please attend your choice of two volunteer recruitment meetings Monday, March 3, 3:45 – 4:45 pm and Tuesday, March 4, 9:30 – 10:30 am. Both events will take place in room 203 Petit Science Center to learn more about the many ways you can get involved at each of Georgia State’s main events, listed below. Spread the word!

For those of you interested in presenting stations at Discovery Day – about your major, your research, or some other special topic – please read the Call for Stations document and submit your ideas to Elizabeth Jeffress (ejeffress1@student.gsu.edu) by Friday, March 7. We encourage you to work as a team to maximize fun AND science, math, or art.

Georgia State will host four main events during the Festival, and we need hundreds of volunteers (faculty, staff, and students) to help showcase Georgia State.

First- Discovery Day on Saturday, March 22, is a Science & Art Open House that targets high school students and college transfers visiting Georgia State to learn about our science, math, and art majors. Centered at the Petit Science Center, Discovery Day invites student and faculty organizations to present stations about majors and special topics of study at Georgia State. The event also includes Campus Tours by the Admissions Office, info sessions at the Welcome Center, an Iron Pour at the Sculpture Studio, Nature Walks at Stone Mountain, and Star Gazing at the Hard Labor Creek Observatory. http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/524 or http://atlantasciencefestivalgsu.com/discovery-day/ .

Second- The Eureka Screen Series is a science-themed film festival with feature films, clips, shorts, and scientists the discuss content with audiences. Events are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 25, 26, and 27 at Cinefest, and a Premier Event on Friday, March 28 at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall. Volunteers will publicize the event, usher for the audience, host guest speakers, and sell at the Festival Store. http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/events/all/listing?combine=eureka or http://atlantasciencefestivalgsu.com/eureka-screen/ .

Third- The Fusion Gallery at 100 Auburn Avenue explores science in art and art in science, through this year’s show “The Sound of Art”. Visitors on opening night (Monday, March 24, 6-9 pm) can hear drawings emerge, see drawings created from sound stimuli, and participate in collaborative art-making with known artists, led by Craig Dongoski. Volunteers will publicize the event, host artists and visitors, docent for the exhibit, and sell at the Gallery Store. http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/525 or http://atlantasciencefestivalgsu.com/fusion-gallery/ .

Fourth- The Neuroscience of Memory – a GSU Special Lecture features Steven Ramirez, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who will speak about his work on the neuroscience of memory in animals. He isolates memory traces, tests their role in remembering, and is turning on memories with state-of-the-art optogenetics. Volunteers will publicize the lecture, usher for the audience, host the speaker, and sell at the Festival Store. http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/561 or http://atlantasciencefestivalgsu.com/discovery-day/ .

Atlanta Science Festival at GSU Festival Committee Co-Chairs:
Kyle Frantz and Jeff Boortz