Uncover innovative designs and creations during Engineering Ingenuity at the Science Museum of Virginia, Sunday, February 23rd from noon till 5:00 p.m. Join in the excitement as you cheer on Virginia middle and high school students who have accepted one of many iconic engineering challenges.
Sites and Wonders
Where do science and art intersect? Narcissus Quagliata has some ideas. The internationally-renowned stained glass artist will speak at a VCU Mathematics Colloquium on Friday about his 40-year career in the arts. Quagliata will discuss the connections between science and art using his own experience working with the medium of light. He will also talk about his thoughts on dreaming and the nature of time.
Over the course of the next two weeks, all eyes are on Sochi as the greatest athletes in the world compete for the ultimate goal in the world of sports: a gold Olympic medal. Even though all of these athletes have put in countless hours of hard work as well as possess incredible natural talent, they also need physics and engineering on their side in order to achieve the intense speeds, high jumps, and precise turns needed to compete at this level.
While science surely is interesting, will knowing the parts of a cell or the intricacies of a thunderstorm help you in your everyday life? The problem is for most of us, it won’t. Science education scholar Noah Feinstein has set out to research the fundamental issue of how science is represented in our society.
You probably knew Virginia is for lovers, but you might not have heard about its geological merits. A new exhibition opening January 24, 2014 at the University of Richmond will showcase the wide variety of minerals found in the Commonwealth, and will discuss the past and future use of those resources.
The Geminid Meteor Shower is best visible this year after midnight on December 13 and 14. You should also see meteors on nights before and after that. Best direction to look? The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini, but, like all meteors in annual showers, they will appear in all parts of the sky.
Baby, it’s cold outside! To mark the first day of winter on December 21st, we’d like to share this list of wintry Citizen Science projects by SciStarter. SciStarter is a fantastic website where you can discover, get involved in, and contribute to science research projects through recreational activities. They have over 600 citizen science projects listed!
Richmond’s newest wild felines made their film debut after their birth on Oct. 6 at the Metro Richmond Zoo. Three male and two female cheetah cubs were born to first-time parents Lana and Kitu. While the cubs are too young to be moved to an enclosure visible to zoo-goers, Richmonders can still see the cheetah family in action with the help of the Cheetah Cam.