UPDATED Let's bring a DIY Science Zone to GeekGirlCon 2013!

May 10 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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While hanging out in the design-your-own-game room at GeekGirlCon 2012, I thought to myself...

What if we had a do-it-yourself (DIY) science zone at GeekGirlCon 2013?

  • with chemistry!
  • with biology!
  • with physics!
  • with math!
  • with engineering!

Where adults and kids could go to get their hands dirty with a half a dozen or so fast projects under the tutealage of scientists.  Where adults and kids could have some fun, learn some science, and walk away wanting to know/do more science!

AM I CRAZY?!

Probably.  This would require 6-8 scientists to run, plus projects and supplies. And, of course, money.  But how awesome would it be to have a DIY Science Zone at GeekGirlCon?!

EPICALLY AWESOME!

UPDATED ideas...

GeekGirlCon (GGC) is October 19 - 20, 2013.  Ideally, the DIY Science Zone would be open both days from opening until one hour before closing with a lunch break at noon.

The zone would offer 4-6 projects/experiments, each managed by a scientist.  Each scientist is responsible for designing or selecting an project/experiment that's suitable for kids and adults, can be completed in 30 - 60 min, and won't break the bank if 200 people want to do it.  Scientists need to provide the science background and help participants with their project/experiment.  At a minimum, a particular project/experiment would be offered twice each day.  A schedule of projects/experiments would be listed in the GGC programming guide and posted in the conference center.

Let's talk money. We'll need travel and hotel for scientists - these folks are donating their time, so this seems fair.  We'll need money for the supplies.  I'm thinking sponsorship and/or Kickstarter!

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