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Scientists/exhibitors needed for Virginia Tech Science Festival 2020 Meetups

From: The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology

Do you have an amazing and fascinating science idea to share with learners? The 2020 Virginia Tech Science Festival is the perfect event to showcase your work, and the time is now! 

The COVID edition of the Virginia Tech Science Festival maintains safe, two-way conversations between scientists and learners by hosting teleconferenced Meetups between learner groups and scientists before the official festival date. Edited videos of these teleconferences will be unveiled to the public on the day of the festival.

What qualifies as science? Well, our saying has always been that “Science is bigger than you think.” Science is a way of thinking and includes social sciences, arts about science, science about arts, humanities based on data, business based on data, and much more. If you'd like to participate, but aren't sure whether you fit, feel free to reach out. This is an opportunity to show our community the breadth and depth of the work we do at Virginia Tech.

Meetups happen between now and October 31 and the Meetup request form closes September 30. Meetups should take about 30 minutes, during which time our host will introduce you to the learners, you share a demonstration or quick spiel, and learners will have the chance to ask questions. When the Meetup ends, your commitment is complete.

We'll take care of connecting you with learners, hosting the meetup, editing the video, and evaluating the event. You just bring your enthusiasm, your science, and your willingness to have two-way conversations with learners.

Scientist applications close September 30. Find more information and a link to the Meetup for online.