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Spotlight: The NC Science Festival & Adam & Jamie

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UNC Charlotte stakes its claim to fun with science on April 29, with an outdoor science fair followed by "An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie," hosts of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters.

The North Carolina Science Festival wraps up two weeks of activities in Charlotte with the UNC Charlotte Science and Technology Expo on Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This free, public event will be located in the lower campus mall between Halton Arena and the Student Union.

"The North Carolina Science Festival was created to inspire children and adults to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said Joan Lorden, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNC Charlotte. "Our city, state and nation need more people trained and working in these STEM disciplines in order to keep us competitive in today’s worldwide knowledge economy; providing these science-based events is part of our outreach toward that goal."

The expo will feature more than 20 interactive displays for the science-curious of all ages. The William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Education will all be hosting exhibits, demonstrations, and displays. Departments participating from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences include the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics and Optical Science, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, the Department of Biology and the Botanical Gardens.

Festival sponsors include: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of Computing and Informatics, and College of Education.

To wrap up the activities for the day, make sure to purchase your tickets for "An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie." Adam & Jamie, hosts of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, will be performing at 2:30 PM in Halton Arena. They will share stories from behind the scenes of their popular show. They will also feature special video presentations of spectacular explosions and other "for fans only" outtakes. To order tickets visit the NC Science Festival website.