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From biofuels to predicting the flu

Join us at the Bradbury on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities are designed to be fun for all ages

Is the flu in your future?
Los Alamos scientists are using supercomputing to monitor and even forecast the spread of diseases. Visit with Nick Generous, of Information Systems and Modeling, who will be available to discuss how new social media tools are helping researchers improve disease forecasting, including the flu and other medical issues.

Building a better algae
Also available will be Amanda Barry, with the Lab's Bioenergy and Biome Sciences group, who will relay the process of how algae are converted into biofuels. In addition to examples of algae growing on petri dishes and in solution, ping pong balls will help demonstrate how scientists modify the DNA of the individual cells to make them more productive. Coloring books on the subject are also available to younger visitors. Join us for something the whole family can enjoy.

Scientist in the SpotlightJoin us every second Saturday of the month for Scientist in the Spotlight, a program featuring scientists that have been certified for public outreach through the museum’s Scientist Ambassador Academy. These scientists will talk with museum visitors for a couple of hours about their favorite science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) subject. Conversations are intended for all ages and include interactive hands-on activities that make learning easy and fun. Learn more about the Scientist Ambassador academy.