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Scientists in the Spotlight: Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker.

Join us on Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 1, 2019
Scientists in the Spotlight: Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker.

Scientists in the Spotlight: Teri Roberts and Scott Crooker.

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  • Stacy Baker
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Fun for all ages!

Supercomputers
How do computers “know” what they are doing? Trick question! Computers don’t “know” in the sense that people “know”—but that might change in the future. Right now, computers blindly follow instructions. So, how do computers get instructions? Programming. Come and explore computer concepts from binary digits (0 and 1) to supercomputers. Teri Roberts guides you and your family members through this learning experience in about 15 minutes through hands-on exercises. 

Magnets and magnetic levitation
Did you know that all materials are slightly magnetic? Stop by and interact with Scott Crooker, with the Lab’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, who will demonstrate that all materials attract but only some repel. Not only will you be “drawn” to what he’ll show you, you can also see magnetic levitation in action.

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.