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  • Guest Research Presentation

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

    Array
  • 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.



NanoDays with a Quantum Leap Special Presentations

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

Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm

Researchers reveal the mysteries of the quantum realm and discuss the transformative technologies they’re developing. Learn about entanglement, trapping atoms, quantum computing and more!
Visit NanoDays with a Quantum Leap for more details.



How To Train for a Marathon

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

Sunday, April 7, 12:30pm

Coach Rick Muhr, founder of the Marathon Coalition, has run over 30 marathons himself and trains the Museum marathon team. During this presentation, he’ll share his experience with us, and afterwards, you’ll feel like training to run a marathon too!



Running out of Africa

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

Saturday, April 12, 12:30pm

Dr. Adam Van Arsdale from Wellesley College will discuss the relationship between the evolution of running and ancient human’s dispersal out of Africa.



Nutrition & Performance Research in the Army

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

Saturday, April 13, 11:00am

Hear from some of the U.S. Army’s soldier-scientists about the latest research aimed at keeping troops fueled for peak performance. Learn about everything from Soldiers' unique nutritional needs, preventing stress fractures, to seeing how Soldiers eat in the field.



The Evolution of Running

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

Sunday, April 14, 12:30pm

Dr. Jeremy DeSilva from Dartmouth College examines fossil evidence that suggests a few reasons why humans have evolved to be such adept long-distance runners.



Meet a WCVB Meteorologist

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

Monday, April 15, 12:30pm

Tuesday, April 16, 12:30pm

Wednesday, April 17, 12:30pm

Thursday, April 18, 12:30pm

Meet one of the meteorologists from WCVB’s Storm Team 5! Learn all about the science of predicting the weather, and how modern technology is making forecasting more accurate than ever.



Open Ocean Ecosystems

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

Thursday, April 18, 11:00am

Dr. Elizabeth Sibert from Harvard’s Earth and Planetary Sciences department will discuss her research on how microfossils from deep sea sediments can tell us about how biodiversity in the Earth’s oceans has changed over millions of years.

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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