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Scientist in the spotlight - Machine learning/metric system

Join us October 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
These activities are fun for those of all ages.

Machine learning

Things that are very easy for people, like knowing what a chair is, can be very difficult for a computer. Does it have to have four legs, does it have to have a backrest? In this demonstration, Diane Oyen, with the Lab’s Space Science & Systems group, will help show how computers can be taught to recognize things. Applications could range everywhere from "Is this fruit ripe?" to "Where did this uranium come from?"

Measuring with metric

Even though the United States signed the Treaty of the Meter in 1875, we continue to use two sets of measurement units side by side, leading to wasted time and medical errors—among other issues. Stop by and learn from Linda Anderman, with the Lab's Bradbury Science Museum, about the advantages of the metric system. There are scales both old and new to play with and an opportunity to consider if our current path really "measures up."

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 be in the Museum to talk with 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.