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Science Festival Coming to Arkansas State, Oct. 2-10


JONESBORO – For the second consecutive year, the thought-provoking and entertaining events of the Arkansas Science Festival are on tap for more than week, starting on Friday, Oct. 2.

Arkansas Science Festival events will continue through Saturday, Oct. 10, at Arkansas State University and other sites in Northeast Arkansas.

“Last year’s Arkansas Science Festival was such fun for all involved, we’re sure that with this year’s extended schedule, even more folks in our region will enjoy activities related to science, engineering and math,“ according to Dr. Anne Grippo, associate dean of sciences and mathematics and co-principal investigator for the Arkansas Science Festival project.  “Although the many children who are expected for the Science Fun Night/Glo Run and the Super Scientific Circus are a focus, we hope everyone will join in our many exciting science-related events over the entire week.  We promise a fun time!”

Sponsors will launch the 2015 Arkansas Science Festival with the "Mad Scientist Glo Run and Science Fun Night" starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, on the Arkansas State University campus. 

The following morning, Oct. 3, the Arkansas Science Festival will be the featured guest at the Regional Farmers’ Market, offering hands-on science activities and free tours of the Race for Planet X Mobile Museum from 9 a.m. to noon.  This will be followed by the "Science Tailgate Tent" at Tailgate City preceding the A-State Homecoming football game.

Weekday events will include the STEM Coalition meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, and two sessions of the "Technology-Assisted Mindfulness for Stress Reduction" workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The Craighead County-Jonesboro Public Library will host a family-friendly presentation on the "The Light Fantastic: Science & Spectacle of Color" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Round Room.

The Super Scientific Circus will have two performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Fowler Center on Friday, Oct. 9.  The morning show has special pricing for student groups, with tickets for both performances available through the A-State Box Office.  The morning show is almost sold out.

The Jonesboro Area Brewers will close out festival events in Northeast Arkansas with the "Science of Zymurgy" at The Arts@311, 311 South Church St., on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.  Guests must be at least 21 years of age.

For more details about these and other festival activities, one may check out the calendar of events on the Arkansas Science Festival website, http://www.astate.edu/asf, or friend them on Facebook.

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". . . We hope everyone will join in our many exciting science-related events over the entire week.  We promise a fun time!"
Dr. Anne Grippo