Family Science Days

February 15-16, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level

Family Science Days is free and hands-on fun for the whole family. Following provides information on activities offered by University, Argonne and Fermilab at this year’s Family Science Days.


Saturday, February 15

12:00 p.m.
Don’t Choke: Getting It Right Under Pressure
Sian Beilock
Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago

1:30 p.m.
The Power of Wind!
Argonne National Labs

2:00 p.m.
Teaching Computers to Make the World Better
Rayid Ghani
Research Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago

2:30 p.m.
Mr. Freeze!
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

3:00 p.m.
Art Meets Science: Picasso at the Nanoscale
Volker Rose
Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory

4:00 p.m.
The Mysteries of Mass and Matter
Marcela Carena
Senior Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Professor of Physics, 
University of Chicago

Sunday, February 16

3:00 p.m.
Future Energy: Taking On Humankind’s Greatest Challenge
Seth Darling
Scientist, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory



Booths # 516 and #1306
Argonne National Laboratory

The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline to solve the nation’s energy, environmental, and security challenges. Argonne applies a unique mix of world-class user facilities and leading scientific and engineering staff to develop innovative solutions to the grand challenges of our time: plentiful and safe energy, a healthy environment, economic competitiveness, and a secure nation.

Booths #514 and # 1110
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Fermilab is America’s particle physics laboratory. Its vision is to inspire the world and enable its scientists to solve the mysteries of matter, energy, space, and time for the benefit of all. Its mission is to drive discovery in particle physics by building and operating world-leading accelerator and detector facilities, performing pioneering research with global partners, and transforming technologies for science and industry.

Booth # 700
University of Chicago Press 
Established in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American university press. The Press publishes approximately 250 books a year and has published over 11,000 books since its founding. The Press also publishes leading journals and annuals in fields including the humanities and physical, life, and medical sciences.

Booth # 1103
THE THINK TANK at University of Chicago
THE THINK TANK is a mobile neuroscience lab and education station, powered by the Experience and Cognition Lab at The University of Chicago to accelerate diverse participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.