The third annual Maine Science Festival is March 16–19 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor and the University of Maine is one of the event partners.
Again this year, several members of the UMaine community will be leading workshops and participating in the weekend that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages.
A list of some of the UMaine-led events follows. The full schedule of Maine Science Festival events is online.
- Science on Tap — Amy Blackstone, Kristen Brown
- Friday Field Trip Day — For schools and home schoolers, highlighted by:
- Good, Bad & Ugly in Film — John Thompson, Jamie Wren
- Bugs in Maine — Jim Dill, Clay Kirby
- A Day in the Life of — David Neivandt
- Cool Science — Rebecca van Beneden, Justin Dimmel, Sue Erich
- Tech Night — UMaine’s chapters of ACM-W and SWE, College of Education and Human Development
- 5 Minute Genius — Sandra de Urioste-Stone, Heather Hamlin
- Exploration Station — Michelle Smith, Brett Ellis, Emera Astronomy Center
- Printing the Farm — Susan Smith
- Help Sculpt the Skull — University of Maine Museum of Art
- Why Parasites Control the World — Ian Bricknell, Anne Lichtenwalner
- Minecraft Workshop for parents/adults — Ami Gaspar, Bruce Segee
- VEMI Workshop: World Building
- Cave of Forgotten Dreams — Linda Silka
- Science in Popular Culture — Mark McLaughlin, Jamie Wren, Liam Riordan
- Headliner: You’re the Expert — a UMaine scientist revealed at the event
- Fail Fast, Fail Cheap — Foster Innovation Center
- Beginner 3D Printer workshop — Sean Taylor
- Papermaker Talkback — Pros Bennett