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BioTeach in Techtober 2015: Virginia Companies Engage Teachers in the Business of Bioscience

Science teachers from public and private schools and community colleges across the Commonwealth are invited to BioTeach 2015 on October 22nd. Teachers have the opportunity to join local life science companies to learn first-hand how businesses use science to improve human health and open career possibilities for students.

UVA Spacecraft Design Team to Launch Payload Aboard NASA Scientific Balloon

We have a desire to go into space to find out what’s on other worlds and to learn more about dangers such as Cosmic radiation. Nine University of Virginia students have teamed up with NASA to send a cosmic ray experiment 23 miles into space on a giant high-altitude balloon to determine how much radiation is too much. The students have been working on the project for 2 years and the NASA balloon with payload will launch any day now.  

“Techtober” Brings Nanotechnology Instruction to Virginia's Teachers

October is “Techtober” in Virginia and the National Nano Initiative, MathScience Innovation Center, and Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer a Web meeting on October 14th for teachers to explore “Nanotechnology: Applications, Educational Pathways & Resources.”

PBS Series: The Brain With David Eagleman Begins October 14th

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic new PBS series beginning October 14th at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS. The six part series, The Brain with David Eagleman, tells the story of the inner workings of the brain and takes us on a visually spectacular journey into why we feel and think the things we do.

Question Your World: Who's Doing Something about Renewable Energy?

There are about four people born every single second. As our growing population's energy needs grows, the more we will need clean, reliable, and sustainable energy to power our future. So, who’s doing something about renewable energy? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.

Question Your World: Is There Water On Mars?

On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We’ve yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is water on Mars? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to find out.


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