SCIENCE IS ALL OVER THE NEWS THESE DAYS. WE HEAR ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND AUTOMATED CARS AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE BRAIN.
A lot of what happens with science takes place behind closed doors, hidden on the leafy campuses of universities or in quiet corners of medical office buildings.
But the good news for people who live in North Texas, and their families, is that The Dallas Morning News and its partners want to help you peer inside research labs while meeting some of the most important scientists in the country.
This year, “Science in the City” will unfold over a series of Saturdays from March 16 to April 13. Visitors will learn about groundbreaking brain research, self-driving cars, artificial limbs, prehistoric animals, earthquakes and nuclear explosions.
In addition to all that, interactive experience is also part of the lure.
“What’s different this year is that it’s bigger,” says Anna Kuchment, who wrote about science for Newsweek and Scientific American before joining The News in 2013.
Last year, the program had three partners, Southern Methodist University, UT Southwestern Medical Center and walkSTEM, an initiative of the talkSTEM organization, which provides unique ways of thinking about mathematics and science in natural and built environments.
Those three are back again this year, along with the University of Texas at Dallas, the Center for BrainHealth and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. So, yes, the program has doubled its size.
THE EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:
March 16, 9 a.m. The kickoff event will happen at the Perot Museum, where visitors can obtain a discounted ticket for $10 each. All other events are free; March 23, 9:30 a.m., the Center for BrainHealth; March 30, 9 a.m., UT Dallas; April 6, 10 a.m., UT Southwestern; April 13, 9 a.m., SMU. Registration is required; sign up and get more location details at scienceinthecity.splashthat.com.