THINK SCIENCE and Discovery Day at 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
UT Health San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is partnering with Texas Public Radio and the Tobin Center for a THINK SCIENCE and Discovery Day. This free family-friendly event is open to the community and will be on Aug. 10 at 4:00 to 6:30 p.m at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Kids and adults will have the chance to experience science in a hands-on way, as they visit with innovators themselves.
“This event will engage the community with fun ways to think about science,” said Marcus Webster, academic programs coordinator-lead at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and event co-organizer.
The Graduate School has invited various UT Health San Antonio entities such as Biomedical Research Awareness Day, the Addition Research Treatment and Training Center and the Office of Recruitment & Science Outreach, the Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy to lead interactive exhibits and booths.
Activities will include DNA candy models, directions on building a powerful microscope, creating “brain hats,” exploring the respiratory function, an organ matching game and more.
This event is made possible, in part, by sponsorship from Re-Mat Texas Mattress Recycling, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic (S.A.V.E.) and UTSA – The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Science Friday Live Show at 7 p.m.
Ira Flatow at the Science Friday Live show at H-E-B Performance Hall which will start at 7 p.m. The 90-minute program will feature live music, props, video screenings and demonstrations. In addition to talking about wildlife of Texas, he will talking about the research happening at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. San Antonio is home to one of the only facilities in the U.S. that can contain the world’s most deadly diseases, like Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa fever. We’ll talk with scientists about the physical and mental challenges they need to overcome when working in the world’s most dangerous biolab. Tickets are available here.