Volunteer at Science Day 2017, attend a Science Cafe, sign up for a field trip to the Hall of Human Origins, learn electronics at Studio i
Rockville Science Center Newsletter, March 2017
Rockville Science Day is coming up. Volunteers needed!

Want to help set up or lend a hand to visitors and exhibitors at Rockville Science Day? We're looking for volunteers! (SSL hours available) With exhibits from foldscopes to ham radios, telescopes to game design, oysters to rockets, the 28th annual Rockville Science Day, coming April 23, 2017 to the Montgomery College Rockville campus looks like a good one!

Haven't registered your exhibit yet?   Click here to do that

March 9 - Young Adult Science Cafe

Thursday March 9, 5pm
Room 2230 of Building III 
The Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD  208050

Young Adult Science Cafe is open to college students, high school students, and middle school students with a parent.  Join us to hear Dr. Lauren Oldfield of the J. Craig Venter Institute talk about the focus of her career - viruses! She will explore the nature of viruses that infect bacteria and cause cancer, talk about her synthetic biology project developing biological tools for manipulating and studying viruses like rhinovirus and Zika virus, and will discuss the importance of a great science education and how she became a scientist at a world-renowned institution seeking to make a worldwide impact.

March 14 - Science Tuesday: In the Body

Tuesday March 14, 1pm
Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Dr, Rockville 20850

Dr. Alexandra Denito is a published molecular endocrinologist, and a Rockville Science Center Board member.  She will be speaking about diet, environment and gene interaction.  Science Tuesday features an engaging monthly presentation and conversation with a scientist, with each meeting focusing on a different topic. No scientific background is required, just curiosity.

March 21 - Science Cafe: Exposing Chemical Exposure

Tuesday March 21, 7pm
Branded '72 Pit Barbecue
387 E. Gude Dr, Rockville 208050

How can past occupational chemical exposure to be traced? Mohsin Khan, a GPP Fellow at NIH and a graduate researcher with the University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, will speak about his research involving tracking and detecting pesticide protein adduct formation as a strategy to determine chemical exposure in occupationally exposed pesticide factory workers.

March 25 - Open House at Studio i Makerspace
Join us for an Open House at Studio i Makerspace at Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 25, from noon to 5pm.  Come and see what you can make and do and learn at Studio i!  We also have these ongoing events:
March 11, 11am-2pm 

Electronics for All
March 16, April 6 (5-8pm):
Open drop-in for anyone interested in learning more about electronics and how to build basic electronic circuits, or in working on your own electronics project with others.  

Microcontrollers for Alll
March 9, March 23 (6:30-8:30pm)
Open to anyone interested in microcontrollers (Arduinos, especially) and their applications for projects. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 

April 6 - Explorations Trip to Hall of Human Origins

Thursday April 6, 9:45am
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560 

Rockville Science Center members, join Richard Shrager, docent at the Hall of Human Origins (HHO) in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as he gives us a tour of the HHO on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10 - 11 am.


Are you a professional in science or technology?

Rockville Science Center invites you to join our team as Community Award Judges at the
Montgomery County Science Fair, Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9:00am - 5:00pm.  RSC recognizes students for Excellence in Communication of Science.  Training and lunch are provided.  This is a great way to meet other area science professionals and to see the variety of student projects in the Fair.
Sign up for Summer Camps now!
The Rockville Science Center enriches the summers of children ages 5 to 14 through the camp programs of Rockville City and Bullis School. We want your children to experience science and engineering with exciting hands-on activities and give them a summer to remember.
Contact: Bob Ekman, camps@rockvillesciencecenter.org, 240-386-8111
Appreciation Corner

Thank you, Fran Weber, our tour guide for the February Explorations trip  to NIST, and to Rick Seifarth (Project Leader for the the Million-Pound Deadweight Machine shown behind the group), Research Chemist Chris White, and Engineer Steve Mates for interesting demos of the ways NIST sets up tests to measure every kind of material abuse possible - from environmental heat, water, wind and radiation; crashes and other high-velocity impacts; and all kinds of compression and tension forces.  We enjoyed seeing your unique equipment!

RSC welcomes these new & renewing members and contributors:

Scott Jin, David Contois, LinFen Chiou, Palmer Quinton, Steven Lonker, and these wonderful friends and family of Sebastian Harrington --Nancy Kohut, Janet & Kirk Brown, Karen Crist, Luke Picoult and Nancy Lee Hutchin-- who joined in honor of his 7th birthday!  


Rockville Science Center Platinum & Gold Sponsors:
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention 
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
Hitachi Consulting

Rockville Science Center Bronze Sponsors:
Emergent BioSolutions

Rockville Science Center | www.rockvillesciencecenter.org