What: A community event for the whole family
When: May 2, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Rd.
Some of the activities
-DNA extraction from strawberries
Join us on Wednesday, April 22 to learn more about monarch butterflies and why their numbers are declining.
You can make your own colorful origami butterfly and even have a little butterfly painted on your hand.
The STEM Scholars will be on Pastor square from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
See you there!!!!
Join us on Tuesday, April 7 from noon to 1:00 pm in the Library’s Vista room
The movie is: The Trouble with Antiobitics
Each year, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria–and at least 23,000 die. As the crisis deepens, FRONTLINE correspondent David E. Hoffman turns his attention to the American farm, a sector that comprises an estimated 70 percent of all antibiotics sold. Hoffman travels the country to investigate new research out of Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas focusing on how antibiotics on the farm might be contributing to the growth of resistant bacteria that threaten the health of people.
See you there!!!
Join us on Wednesday, March 4 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in the Library’s Vista room
The movie is: Particle Fever
Click here to watch the trailer
The promise to unravel the mysteries of the Universe
Get a front row seat to our generation’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet.
10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces in the pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment.
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Join the STEM Scholars at 3:30 p.m. at the light rail stop of University Dr. /Rural Rd. (see map below) to explore the Open Door event with friends!
Night of the Open Door on ASU’s Tempe campus is one of the top signature events of the AZSciTech Festival. With more than 100 events, 1,000 volunteers and attracting more than 15,000 attendees, it is a true celebration of the sciences, culture, engineering, humanities and the arts.
Visitors can experience hands-on activities,artistic performances, and discover spaces normally closed to public view, including the Biodesign Institute, ASU Super Computer, Mars Space Flight Facility and ASU Marston Exploration Theater.
The event runs from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
See a listing of STEM activities by clicking here
Dr. Claudia Alexander is available to visit with PC students on Wednesday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Hacienda room. You are welcome to attend!
Dr. Alexander is a research scientist specializing in geophysics and planetary science. Dr. Alexander has worked for the United States Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As a member of the technical staff at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she was the last project manager of NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter, and is currently the project manager and scientist of NASA’s role in the European lead Rosetta mission to study Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
The Rosetta mission was launched in 2004 and arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014. It is the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet, escort it as it orbits the Sun, and deploy a lander to its surface. Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member states and NASA.
Dr. Alexander’s bio
Originally, Dr. Alexander wanted to be a journalist, but her parents wanted her to become an engineer. After a summer job at the Ames Research Center, she became interested in planetary science. Although she had been hired to work in the engineering section, she would sneak off to the science section where she found that not only was she good at work, but that it was easier and more enjoyable to her than she expected.
In 1983, she received a bachelors from the University of California–Berkeley in geophysics. Alexander earned her masters from the University of California–Los Angeles in geophysics and space physics in 1985. She earned her Ph.D. in physics of space plasma from the University of Michigan in 1993, where she was named Woman of the Year.
Dr. Alexander worked at the U.S. Geological Survey studying plate tectonics and the Ames Research Center observing Jovian moons, before moving to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1986. She worked as a science coordinator for the plasma wave instrument aboard the Galileo spacecraft before becoming the project manager of the Galileo mission.
Dr. Alexander has worked as a researcher on diverse topics, including: the evolution and interior physics of comets, Jupiter and its moons, magnetospheres, plate tectonics, space plasms, the discontinuities and explanation of solar wind, and planet Venus. She has written or co-authored fourteen papers.
In 2003, she was awarded the Emerald Honor for Women of Color in Research and Engineering by Career Communications Group, Inc.–publisher of Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine–at the National Women of Color Reserach Sciences and Technology Conference. Dr. Alexander is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Association for Women Geoscientists.
Here is a recent article (written on November 10th) published in the Los Angeles Times.
Planet walk: take a walk through our solar system and stop by each planet station to find an answer to a question about the planets in our solar system. Win a Mars bar if you find the correct answer!
Constellations: learn about the ancient constellations used by our forefathers and our modern understanding of them
Laniakea: An Hawaiian world meaning ” immeasurable heavens” now used to describe the portion of the universe that includes our milky way and neighboring cluster of galaxies.
Faculty member and astronomy professor Jim Corkins will join us.
Make sure to bring your questions!
See you there!!
SCIENCE & POPCORN
When: Tuesday, February 3rd
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm:
Where: Vista room, Library
Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: are we alone?
Take a spectacular trip throughout our solar system to discover where forms of life may be hidden. Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling animation, this program will immerse you in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astro-biologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments—atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes, and vast saltwater oceans. The newly acquired information is expanding our understanding for the kinds of worlds that could support life.