The 2014 North Carolina Science Festival, a statewide celebration of science and technology, is themed "Life is Your Lab," and for two and a half weeks at the end of March and beginning of April, it will certainly feel like that on campus.
The Festival, now in its fourth year, has come into full bloom, and UNC Charlotte is ramping up its Festival participation to include its traditional Science and Technology Expo presentation as well as a seven-event public science lecture series, a four-event film series and a star party.
The Expo will remain the University’s grand finale, closing out the Festival on April 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, with a greatly expanded set of acts, including robotics, motorsports engineering, rocketry, virtual people, exotic plants and high altitude balloons. The event is for the science-curious of all ages, featuring well over 100 hands-on activities and presentations in chemistry, physics, geology, computer science, engineering and biology developed by the University and a host of industry and community organizations.
Also returning this year, the UNC Charlotte Observatory will offer a night of expertly-guided star-gazing, as it hosts its second annual N.C. Science Festival Star Party on April 4, starting at 8:00 PM.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the N.C. Science Festival website or call 704-687-5743.