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SOS Nerd Night - Using Science to Win Friends and Influence People
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 6:00pm
Dec 3, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland
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Try This at Home: Science Experiments Using Stuff You Already Own Science demonstrations are a good way to learn about and explain how scientific processes work, but doing them can also be a lot of fun and make you look really cool. Graduate students Nicholas Day, Justin Dunlap, Elliot Mylott, and other members of PSU’s Science Outreach Society will show us how to make some of your household items fluoresce, how to make color changing dyes, and how to make plastic wrap out of your old CDs. Come check out some of the cheapest and readily accessible demos that can help you not only sound smart, but look smart too. Physics for Fun, Health, and Profit Whether you’re an aspiring secret agent, rock star, or martini critic, or you just want more fabulousness in your life, becoming familiar with basic physics concepts will help you be successful. You can’t change the laws of physics and you can’t escape them, so why not put them to work for you? Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, and co-host of History Channel’s Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and she will show you how a knowledge of physics is crucial in everyday situations like first dates, stage dives, and arson. McKinley’s first book, Physics for Beautiful People: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You, will be out in Spring 2014 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.