VIRGINIA TECH Science Festival - Science is bigger than you think!
Science is bigger than you think!

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Be a part of the Virginia Tech Science Festival this fall. Share your love for science with kids, young adults, old adults, and peers.

Science is bigger than you think! Help us blast away the stereotypes of science. You belong at the Virginia Tech Science Festival if you collect data, make observations, and draw conclusions about any topic, including social processes, market behavior, health and nutrition, and history, among other things. You belong if you are making something new and trying new things to see how they work. You belong if you can help learners understand skills of science, like coding, math, and observation.

The festival is an expo style event attended by 4000-6000 people, many of them children between the ages of 5 and 15. The festival is an opportunity to share your love of science - any kind of science - with kids and families from nearby communities and across the state.

Your hands on experience should be designed to share your work with kids and adults and get them excited about doing science.

Why exhibit at the Virginia Tech Science Festival?

  • share the joy
  • see your work through the eyes of a child (and lots of other perspectives)
  • hone science communication by sharing iteratively with a lay audience
  • increase public awareness of your work
  • be a part of the biggest STEM celebration in Blacksburg

exhibit at Moss Art Center

EXHIBITOR LINKS

EXHIBITOR TIMELINE

  • Exhibit proposals deadline - September 30
  • Exhibits accepted or rejected - two weeks after proposal, no later than October 15
  • Location assignments - October 30

Exhibitor Workshops and Events

  • Thursday, 10/3 4:00pm-5:00pm


    Working with Autism workshop
    Center for Autism Research workshop on working with people with autism at the Moss Arts Center, Room 253. You will receive a button indicating that you have had this training, and your exhibit will be marked with a "Supporting Autism-Friendly Environments" icon. Virginia Tech faculty are eligible to receive PDI credit for this workshop.
  • Tuesday, 10/29 3:30pm-5:00pm


    Working with Children workshop
    Workshop and conversation on working with children in a festival environment given by the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts at the Moss Arts Center, Room 253. Virginia Tech faculty are eligible to receive PDI credit for this workshop.
  • Wednesday, 11/6, 5:00pm-8:00pm


    Center for Communicating Science workshop
    Improvisation and theatre games to teach the lessons of science communication on the Moss Arts Center stage. Wear comfortable clothes. Virginia Tech faculty are eligible to receive PDI credit for this workshop.
  • Friday, 11/15 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm talk


    Science is for Everyone: Making the Biggest Impact with Your Science Communication
    Sarah J. McAnulty, squid scientist and founder of Skype-a-Scientist, will give a talk for science festival presenters, graduate students, and other interested persons at 6 p.m. at the Fralin Hall Auditorium. The 5:30 reception will be held in the Fralin Atrium.


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