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Science Strikes Back: the DIY Science Zone Returns to GeekGirlCon ‘14


From the mists of time and far reaches of space (aka the GeekGirlCon ‘12 Gaming Floor), there arose questions destined to change the future for all GeekGirlCon attendees:

What if GeekGirlCon had a lab space? One where people could do fast, fun experiments with scientists? Where nerdy, geeky scientists could share knowledge, neural networks, and goo with anyone that attended GeekGirlCon ‘13?

@tereshkova2001 welcomes visitors to the zone!

This simple “what if” became the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Science Zone, making its smashing debut last year. Hundreds of kids and adults explored anthropology, biology, chemistry, and physics in the DIY Science Zone. It was a fantastic success! The question had an answer!

But then a new question arose from the slightly more recent mists of time and the somewhat closer reaches of space:

What about GeekGirlCon ‘14? Would the DIY Science Zone return to delight our attendees?

We are excited to announce the return of the DIY Science Zone to GeekGirlCon ‘14!

“The zone will have something for everybody – adults, kids, expert experimenters, or complete novices,” said Dr. Raychelle Burks, DIY Science Zone Program Manager.

It will be packed with over a dozen scientists from all over the country and across disciplines, lots of experiments, including brand new ones and crowd favorites from last year, and oodles of SCIENCE!

Extracting DNA from strawberries with @lalsox!

Extracting DNA from strawberries with @lalsox!

Get your hands dirty with science — buy your passes for GeekGirlCon ‘14 now!

Raychelle Burks
“Rock On!”

5 Responses to “Science Strikes Back: the DIY Science Zone Returns to GeekGirlCon ‘14”

  1. Lindsey says:

    Will there be some sort of submission process for people/groups to “host” activities in the DIY science station?? My kiddos and I are currently obsessed with copper tape and LED circuits. :-)

  2. Alison says:

    Wow! This is so cool. I love Lindsey’s idea. I bet there are tons of local girls organizations that would like to dive in and show the cool projects they could do. The National Girls’ Collaborative Project, Techbridge, Girls Who Code all come immediately to mind, but I’m sure there’s more. :)

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  4. Raychelle Burks says:

    The zone will have lots of great projects, with scientists and science teachers on-hand to experiment side-by-side with every zone explorer! We’ve got a great team anthropologists, astronomers, biologists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, etc. hard-at-work assembling a host of activities that are fun, informative, easy, and easy-to-clean (a must for WSCC). If there are any projects you like to see, please mention them in the comments (like the super LED suggestion) for our zone team.

  5. […] and JPL. Young women from F.I.R.S.T. robotics have showed us their robots. Most impressive is the DIY Science Zone organized by Dr. Raychelle Burks – an area of the convention that features over a dozen scientists from all over the country and […]

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