Are you fascinated by the idea of mad scientists doing crazy experiments in a laboratory? This will be your opportunity to find your hidden scientist.
You can extract your own DNA and take it home in a DNA necklace, see and learn how plants breathe, see DNA, experience how illusions can trick your brain (for a good cause), enter inside a 3D protein structure through virtual reality, artificial intelligence for prosthetics and lot more. Plus, your favorite science rapper will be there for you again!
Light drinks will be served
Bring your kids, a lot of activities are waiting for them.
Free for kids under 6 years old. Please register them as a separate group, using the promo code: CHILD.
Discover our scientists
Ximena Anleu Gil
Lab Technician at Stanford, Biological Sciences Department
Come learn about stomata, the cells that allow plants to breath. We will be using the magic of microscopes to zoom in and look at these cells in real plants!
Dr. Łukasz Kidziński
Postdoc at Stanford
In order to predict how a patient walks after a surgery, we would need to estimate how their brain will adapt to a new environment. While testing multiple surgical scenarios is unfeasible in the real-life, we can do that in a virtual world as long as we manage to approximate the function of a brain using artificial intelligence. In this talk, I will present our early successes.
Director of Outreach Activities at Stanford
You will be able to extract your own DNA and take it home in a DNA necklace!!
Researcher at Stanford
We often take our sense of self for granted. We do not doubt that our body is our own, or attribute our sensations to other people. Yet there are many neurological conditions and artificially contrived laboratory situations in which this very assumption is called into question and our body image is profoundly disrupted. We’ll demo some methods to step outside yourself, and create out-of-body experiences easy enough to replicate at home.
Researcher at Stanford
Physical interactions between proteins are what keeps our cells functioning. Understanding the 3D structure of protein interactions is a step towards understanding ourselves, as well as to the development of better medicine. Computers can help predict these structures but humans can do better, even without scientific training. To this end, we develop tools using VR technology that exploit our innate spatial reasoning to create 3D models of protein interactions. Can you do better than a computer?
Dr. Lorraine Ling
Postdoc at Stanford, Genetics department
Coral reefs are considered the rainforests of the ocean. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are under many threats, including climate change, which often leads to bleached coral and degraded reefs. In this demo, learn how climate change connects to coral bleaching and the how the whole reef ecosystem depends on the symbiosis between corals and microscopic algae.
Research Scientist at BAERI / NASA Ames Research Center
We will discuss the techniques to image exoplanets, or planets around other stars, with special emphasis on how they could be used around nearby stars, in particular, Alpha Centauri.
8th Grade Science Teacher & Founder of "Science With Tom"
Tom is an 8th grade science teacher by day and a science rapper by night. Come see him spin today's biggest hits into songs about the biggest topics in science.