CoSci 2017

John Dam Plaza, Richland, WA ⬥ April 21, 2018 ⬥ 11:00am - 3:00pm

2017 was the inaugural year for the Celebration of Science. Featured speakers included

  • Dr. Doug Ray, Physical Chemist ⬥ "Why Uncle Sam Supports Science"
  • Dr. Mike Landry, Physicist ⬥ "Science Matters"
  • Gretchen Graber, Botanist ⬥ "Pollinator Reliance on Wild Habitats"
  • Dr. Steve Ghan, Climate Scientist ⬥ "Climate Scientists: Friends of the People "
  • Dr. Jim Conca, Senior Scientist for UFA Ventures and Science Contributor for Forbes ⬥ "The Role of Science and Society - Past, Present and Future"
  • Dr. Nancy Washton, Chemist ⬥ "From the Outside Looking In: Otherness, Diversity, and Difference in STEM"

While you listen to our local speakers talk about the impact of science on our every day life in the Mid-Columbia area, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy booths set up around John Dam Plaza.

Here are examples of what you'll find.

  • Demonstration of conservation of energy
  • Vacuum demonstration with marshmallows and more
  • Bee friendly plant starting kits
  • Van der Graaff generator display
  • For kids, try on some of the protective equipment of a scientist, and take home a photo of yourself doing science!
  • Build structures, then break them to test the strength of your design