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March 2017

Young Adult Science Cafe: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Universities at Shady Grove, Bldg III (Camille Kendall Academic Center),
9636 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Dr. Daniel Nelson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Antimicrobial Discovery at the University of Maryland. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Veterinary Medicine on the main College Park campus and at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research in Rockville, where his laboratory is located. Dr. Nelson will discuss his background and provide a historical perspective on antibiotics. He will share his expert insight regarding antibiotic resistant bacteria, antibiotics in animal feed,…

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April 2017

Arduino Day

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Studio i Makerspace at Rockville Memorial Library,
21 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Come and celebrate worldwide Arduino Day 2017 at Studio i! See demos, talk to Arduino enthusiasts, and find out how to build projects with Arduino microcontrollers. Moco Makers and Montgomery Village Arduino Meetup will be joining Rockville Science Center to offer demos, presentations and hands-on Arduino building activities for all ages. Come and meet other Makers and Arduino enthusiasts from in and around Montgomery County, Maryland. Some of the projects planned for our event include: - "About Arduinos" sessions -…

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Explorations Field Trip: Hall of Human Origins at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

April 6 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
National Museum of Natural History,
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC, DC 20560 United States
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Rockville Science Center members, join Richard Shrager, docent at the Hall of Human Origins (HHO) in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as he gives us a tour of the HHO on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10 - 11 am. Topics to be covered are: 1. Genetic relationships between humans and other species. 2. Relations between modern humans and their early human predecessors. 3, The stages in our evolution from ape-like ancestors. 4. Our recent and current relation to…

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Science Cafe: Bees – Keep Them Thriving In Your Backyard

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Branded ’72,
387 E Gude Dr
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Come and hear from a Maryland beekeeper who is active in the bee protection movement how you can strengthen the local bee population in your own backyard. About our Speaker Luke Goembel, an award-winning former NASA spacecraft instrument designer, decided to try his hand at beekeeping in 2009, when he learned that producing honey himself would be cheaper than buying it. He bought five pounds of bees and has not bought another package since — something that’s unusual for a…

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