Mar 05, 2009 staff reports Uncategorized
Judges for science fair at MOST needed
Share your knowledge and encourage our young scientists. The Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair returns for another year of scientific research and fun with the help of bright and motivated students throughout central New York.
The GSSSF, through the efforts of the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, is an opportunity for grade-level and high school students to showcase their scientific achievements. This year’s fair will be held on Sunday, March 29 at Solvay High School.
Each year more than 200 professionals including researchers, scientists, engineers, university faculty and science enthusiasts volunteer their time at this prestigious science fair to talk with and reward these outstanding students. The judges determine which students will receive either a Special Award or an age-based GSSSF Award for their hard work.
If you are interested in spending just one day talking with these remarkable young people about their research projects, please consider becoming a Science Fair judge. Student participants put a lot of time and effort into their research and one of the highlights of their experience is being able to discuss what they have done with those who are interested in their work and willing to encourage them to continue.
You can register to be a judge today at most.org/gsssf/index.cfm. The deadline for applications will be Friday, March 20. All judges need to be willing to actively listen to students and encourage their work. Lunch and parking will be provided.
The GSSSF began in 1980, with a goal to encourage youth in Central New York to conduct scientific research. The fair is now celebrating its 30th year.
MOST displays Nikon Small World Photos
Come witness the beauty that exists beyond the naked eye. From March 6 to May 3, the MOST will display the 2008 winning photos of the Nikon International Small World Competition, the leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
This competition recognizes excellence in photography taken through a microscope. Photomicrography captures in great detail the beauty of objects that are too small to see with the naked eye. The images are magnified, sometimes as much as 240 times their original size, so that their vibrant colors and beautiful details are displayed.
The Nikon Small World competition was founded in 1974 to recognize the quality of work that exists in the world of photomicrography. In 2008, nearly 2,000 entries were submitted from around the world. The Small World contest is acknowledged as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic excellence involved in photomicrography.
Landmark opens its doors during parade
On Saturday, March 14 the Landmark Theatre will be open for parade-goers to come in from the cold to warm up, have a hot beverage or a cold beer and a snack, and relax to the acoustic sounds of the Neverly Brothers.
The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are available at the door and cost $3 each (kids 12 and under free) and all net proceeds benefit the Landmark Theatre. Come indoors during the parade and enjoy the fun. For more information, call 475-7980.
Warm up after at in Central Library
Balloon-Twisting is back. Come in after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14 from 1to 4 p.m., warm up, enjoy our story time, and learn how to twist balloons with The Amazing Improv Dads in Children’s World, Central Library, 447 South Salina St.
For more information, call Central Library at 435-1900. The event is free and open to the public.