Unleash your inner scientist at Texas A&M’s Physics & Engineering Festival

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Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:16 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Texas A&M’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is gearing up for its annual Physics & Engineering Festival Saturday. This will be the festival’s first year being fully in person since 2020, although there will still be a livestream option for those who want to view at home.

“We have a bunch of amazing things that everyone can experience,” instructional assistant professor Dawson Nodurft said.

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The day will include over 200 interactive demonstrations led by professors and students, science circus performances, guest speakers and more.

“We love our festival, and I hope that families will join us,” instructional professor Tatiana Erukhimova said. “The festival is called ‘festival’ for a reason. It’s fun!”

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This year’s speakers are Richard Panek, Bonnie Dubar and Emily Levesque.

Panek is a science writer and an award-winning and best-selling author. His lecture is titled “The Trouble with Gravity.”

Dubar is a NASA astronaut and professor of aerospace engineering at Texas A&M. Her presentation is titled “Thinking Outside the Sphere: Exploring space.”

Levesque is an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Washington. Her lecture is titled “The Last Stargazers: True Stories and Adventures of Astronomy.”

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The Physics & Engineering Festival will be in the Mitchell Physics Building Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can find the schedule, livestream link and other information here.