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Scientist in the Spotlight: Climate modeling/Energy

Join us Wednesday, February 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities are designed for those of all ages. Bring the family!

Climate modeling

The Laboratory has made major contributions to computer modeling of climate for well over two decades, with particular expertise in the cold regions where sea ice floats between ocean and atmosphere. Stop by to visit with Matthew Hecht, of Computational Physics and Methods, and see if you can guess which half of an experimental tank will melt its ice faster, with salt water or fresh?


Every day we access vast amounts of energy to do our bidding from lighting our homes to powering our cars. Join Steve Schreiber, with our Nuclear Process Infrastructure organization, as he guides you through the wide-ranging resources we tap, their relative energy density, and how we might be able to squeeze more work from them. Through hands-on (and even nose-on) activities expand your appreciation of how we creatively obtain the energy we want and need.

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.