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PoP: Meet a Scientist

Next event: Saturday, February 11
Drop in anytime, 1-4pm

Stephen Myers from Skinfrared LLC

Explore tools that help us 'see' infrared and ultraviolet light normally invisible to our eyes.

Jeff Mahn from Sandia National Labs

Investigate how steam can generate electricity.

Mark Smith from Sandia National Labs

Explore fluorescent materials that glow under ultraviolet light.

Stephen Jett from University of New Mexico

Get to the (very small) point: magnify surfaces with lasers and mirrors.

POP 061210 08863-re cc-WEB microscopeVisitors of all ages are invited to meet scientists and engineers who are neighbors in the community. In Explora's Portal to the Public (PoP) Meet a Scientist programs, visitors participate in materials-rich, engaging activities as they learn about the current research of Albuquerque-area scientists and engineers.

Past activities, with scientists from Intel, Sandia National Labs, University of New Mexico, and Qynergy Corporation, have included experiments with lasers and optics, investigations on how steam can generate electricity, explorations on how tools can help us 'see' infrared and ultraviolet light, and challenges with brain teasers, just to name a few. 

PoP: Meet a Scientist programs are included with regular admission, and free for Explora members.

PoP: Meet a Scientist

Dates for 2017

Saturday, February 11

Sunday, April 9

Saturday, June 10

Sunday, August 13

Saturday, October 14

Sunday, December 10


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