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By: Dave | October 19 2010 | Category: NIH Resources


Science Festival LogoThis weekend, October 23 and 24, NIH will bring our science to the people at the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival ExpoExternal Web Site Policy in Washington, D.C. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 1,500 interactive exhibits and 75 stage shows will be held across four downtown DC locations on and near the National Mall. Details on the festival websiteExternal Web Site Policy, including a mapExternal Web Site Policy.

Here's the lowdown on all of the exciting activities from NIH:

Special Stage Shows 

Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. - A Winning Meal with the Biggest LoserExternal Web Site Policy Wilson Plaza Stage

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2:00 p.m. - Dr Francis Collins, Scientific RockstarExternal Web Site Policy at National Mall Stage


Freedom Plaza - Booths 1500 through 1509 External Web Site Policy

Saturday, October 23

  • Infant Safe Sleep … How and Why
  • Beating the Odds for Better Health
  • Strawberry DNA Extraction and The Genetic Challenge
  • Infrared Imaging: Seeing the Invisible and Video Games to Image-Guided Surgery
  • More Than Meets the Eye
  • Are You Smarter than a Rat?

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  • Beating the Odds for Better Health
  • DNA Bracelets  and The Genetic Challenge
  • The NIH Brain Arcade
  • It's a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing. Find out if your MP3 player puts your hearing at risk
  • What's That S mell? A scratch and sniff exercise to test your sense of smell
  • The Eye Examiner
  • Supermodels of Science

National Mall - Tent NM-6 Booth 620 External Web Site Policy

Saturday, October 23
  • Games to Rewire the Brain - Autism and Games that Teach Facial Perception Skills
  • Faces of Science videos
  • The Cool Spot Carnival
  • The Drunken Brain
  • The NIH Brain Lobe-oratorium
  • Ultrasound Backpack
  • Family Tree of Genetic Traits
  • Make a Difference in the World - Learn about Cancer
  • When I Grow Up...
  • Attack of the S. mutans 3-D game

Sunday, October 24

  • Health Zones
  • The Cool Spot Carnival
  • The Drunken Brain
  • Fooling the Brain
  • Pack a Lunch with a Punch for Kids in Research
  • Just Say Know: Drugs and the Brain
  • We Can! Eat Right, Play More, and Push Away the Screen
  • Safe Science the Cyber Way
  • Rocket Kids - How Science Soars at NIH
  • Attack of the S. mutans 3-D game

NIH Mini-Stage at Mall Tent, NM-6 Booth 620 External Web Site Policy

Saturday, October 23

  • What Are You Made Of? game show (10:00 a.m.)
  • Who Wants to Be a Bioengineer? (12:00 p.m.)
  • Just Say Know: Drugs and the Brain (2: 00 p.m.)
  • Who Wants to be an NIH Scientist? game show (4:00 p.m.)

Sunday, October 24

  • Toxic Adventures (10:00 a.m.)
  • Meet Phineas Gage and Windows into the Brain (2:30 p.m.)
  • Are You Smarter than a Genome Scientist? (4:00 p.m.)
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