Science Carnival 2014 at Cambridge Science Festival
|Setting up the three ACS tables at 2014 #cambscifest Science Carnival|
|My daughters and I on our way to|
work at the Science Carnival
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|Note the train-the-trainer going on in the|
background with Cosmo and Dr. Hazari (rainbow
Cosmo Sabatino, a member of the Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) Public Relations Committee, worked the third table. After an exhilarating demo of Dr. Hazari's arsenal of outreach supplies, Cosmo chose the ones he wanted to use. I think his favorite was the Newton's Beads which defied gravity and stole the attention of passerbys.
Cosmo was assisted by my daughter and then by Sonja Strah-Pleynet's daughter. Sonja and the young ladies worked all three tables and jumped in to help when we got inundated with a crowd which built steadily throughout the afternoon. The event was scheduled from 12pm-4pm but we had a throng of carnival attendees from 11:30am-4:40pm. We finally had to tell Dr. Hazari that it was, well, over.
|Dr. Hazari is famous for his rainbow lab coat AND his pink safety goggles|
|Cosmo reeling in the Newton's Beads for the next group|
|Getting in some one-on-one time before it got hectic|
|There was a steady crowd throughout the afternoon and before we knew it...|
|It was way past 4pm and we were still going...|
|It was time to put away the dolly and pack all this stuff up for Tennessee|
|Dr. Hazari and Jennifer Maclachlan Salute! |
A wonderful ending to an amazing outreach weekend. Read about our teacher workshop the night before the science carnival.
When Dr. Hazari returned to Tennessee, it was announced that he is the 2014 recipient of the Chancellor's Award. This Alumni Public Service Award honors a faculty or staff member whose work has made a significant impact on the Knoxville-area community.
Read about it here.