Tag: Flagstaff Festival of Science

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Changing the Way We Model Carbon

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Changing the Way We Model Carbon

| June 14, 2022

Kostiantyn Viatkin is a graduate student working with Yiqi Luo and his lab with the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (ECOSS) at Northern Arizona University. The lab focuses on applying their unique matrix-model approach, which can be used to create standardized models. By standardizing the models used to predict land impact on climate change, it will allow us to gain a better understanding of what goals should be set globally to help mitigate climate change. 

Kostia focuses his research on the impact of land carbon on climate change, specifically how climate scientists can improve the accessibility and transparency of models of land carbon. “An aspect that I’m particularly interested in is the mineral part of soil and how it affects the carbon cycle”. The mineral aspect of soil is all of the inorganic components, including sand, loam, and weathered rock.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science Deadlines Coming Up!

Flagstaff Festival of Science Deadlines Coming Up!

| May 31, 2022

Last chance to sign up to host an event and be a part of the 2022 Festival of Science!

Are you a scientist, researcher, expert in your STEAM field, or a representative at a scientific institution? You or your business could share your research, programs, or activities with the community in this year’s Festival!

The deadline to register to host an event with this year’s Festival is June 1!

Workshops, talks, trips, tours, videos, performances and more that highlight innovative STEAM projects are all welcome to participate in the 2022 Festival!

Apply Today!

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Digging up Earth’s Evolutionary Past with Dr. David Gillette

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Digging up Earth’s Evolutionary Past with Dr. David Gillette

| April 26, 2022

In a world defined by cities reaching for the sky, Dr. David Gillette has dedicated his life to looking below the surface at the world that once was. Dave is many things: a paleontologist, a geologist, and a biologist, who studies the history of the Earth through the lens of evolution.

Although Dave is retired, he is still active within the research and outreach community. With his trusty rock hammer, Dave explores the life that once existed on Earth millions of years ago, taking opportunities as they come to him to explore new areas and find new fossils, as well as to share his work with the public.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science accepting applications for 2022 Festival in the Park

Flagstaff Festival of Science accepting applications for 2022 Festival in the Park

| April 26, 2022

Applications are now open for community groups and organizations to apply for the 2022 Festival in the Park to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff.

At Science in the Park, youth are the scientist!

With hands-on activities for you to make, test and have fun with math, science and art! At this fair, the whole community gets involved to celebrate science and the youthful joy of scientific discovery!

Bring the whole family for this fun, free event! 

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April 12 — Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Recreation Center CCC Virtual Focus Group

April 12 — Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Recreation Center CCC Virtual Focus Group

| April 11, 2022

The next Flagstaff Festival of Science CCC Virtual Focus Group will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 on zoom.

All participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card.

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Make tax time more meaningful with Flagstaff Festival of Science!

Make tax time more meaningful with Flagstaff Festival of Science!

| April 5, 2022

Preparing to file your taxes is stressful for us all but it’s also when we’re most aware of our yearly giving. As a loyal follower of the Flagstaff Festival of Science you understand the value of bringing the excitement of STEAM and joy of discovery to Northern Arizona. Why not plan ahead to help both the 2022 Festival and your taxes? (If you’ve recently made a donation to the Festival’s Spring Campaign, THANK YOU!)

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April 6 — Flagstaff Festival of Science — Hal Jenson Recreation Center to hold Hal Jenson Focus Group

April 6 — Flagstaff Festival of Science — Hal Jenson Recreation Center to hold Hal Jenson Focus Group

| April 4, 2022

The next Flagstaff Festival of Science • Hal Jenson Focus Group meeting will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 at the Hal Jenson Recreation Center, 2403 N Izabel St, Flagstaff.

All participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift card.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Learn about a Corrosion Metallurgical Engineer!

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Learn about a Corrosion Metallurgical Engineer!

| March 29, 2022

In the pursuit of understanding the unknown, Audrey Martin, Corrosion Metallurgical Engineer at W. L. Gore & Associates, chronicles the story of taking opportunities, and the tough questions needing answers along the way. Audrey’s work spans both engineering and science, where she works in research and development (R&D) and supports product development for medical implants used to save and improve lives in patients.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Dr. Joe Busch, Population Geneticist

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Local Science Spotlight: Dr. Joe Busch, Population Geneticist

| February 22, 2022

Unveiling the secret lives of ticks, Dr. Joe Busch leads us through fascinating research in population genetics. Joe, a Senior Research Scientist at the Pathogen & Microbiome Institute (PMI) at Northern Arizona University, studies Cattle Fever ticks. These ticks pose a major threat to food security in the United States, and Joe uses DNA fingerprinting markers to track tick movements and look for the spread of certain genetic groups.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science — Meet a Local Scientist: Planetary Scientist Lucas McClure🔭🪐

Flagstaff Festival of Science — Meet a Local Scientist: Planetary Scientist Lucas McClure🔭🪐

| January 25, 2022

An emerging star in the field of planetary science, Lucas McClure is a graduate student in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science at Northern Arizona University, with a Bachelor of Science in Physics with an astronomy concentration from the University of Tennessee.

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