International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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GA/GI Festival --Eco, Art and Technology

Activity by Chirstine Bethea   |   added on Feb 04, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Friendship Dvelopment, Bloomfieds Garfiled Assoctiaon.

Indie Venue to showcase unique people, projects and programs in the eco, art and technology industries - Event April 1-2

GA/GI (prounced GAH-gee) Invites the best of eco, technology and the arts to showcase their people and unique projects and programs. There is a diverse level of participation. GA/GI's indie format highlights Pittsburgh strengths as one of the leaders in the global "green" movement. Featured have been the Power Flower, 13 feet of glamourized steel that creates its own energy source by solar power and wind. And there is the University of Pittsburgh's Moblie Sceience Lab, a tactor trailer with resources to do on site experiments geared to school children. The huge vehicle states: "Science Rocks!" on its 80 foot outer shell.  GA/GI has will host hulta hoopers as destressing family exercise and partner with several galleries thourghout the Penn Ave Arts District  to create exhibits based on a green or technology theme for "Unblurred." One retooled exhibit at the forefrtont --"Antiquated Machines and Future Technology"--will be curated by the Irma Freeman Center where the art has included human brain scans as Pop Art and turn of the century typewriters on pedestals. Also for 2011, one of the city's most fascinating chemistry instructors, Professor Subah Das of Carnegie Mellon University will demonstate his practical approaches to science by having his students cook culinary classics using various applications of chemistry.

For the main page of the 2011 updated blog, you can click here.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, conferences, seminars, educational materials, sustainable and green chemistry, hands-on activities, demonstrations, science fair, art, publications, website Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, universities, research scientists, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, decision makers, school children, high schools, secondary schools students
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Apr 01 - Apr 02, 2011 GA/GI Festival