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UNC Science Expo

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC Campus, 200 block of Cameron Avenue Saturday, April 14th 11am-4pm Admission is free to all events


Join them at UNC Chapel Hill for a full day of science fun! This huge celebration draws approximately 10,000 participants from Chapel Hill and beyond and showcases the diversity of scientific research on campus. We"ll have 100+ booths with hands on activities as well as lab tours, science challenges and more! See our website for more information about parking, food, and details of the event.

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Register Now, only 30 spots available. Must be middle school aged or older.

Tour Schedule (all tours will leave from the Old Well):

UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy: Get a firsthand look at world renown research in physics and astronomy.
- 11:30/12:00/12:30/1:00/1:30/2:00
Department of Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill: Learn how marine scientist attempt to understand and predict changes in marine systems - and their effects on humans and other organisms - via a 36 meter wave tank.
- 11:30/12:30/1:30/2:30/3:30
BEAM Be A Maker: The makerspace student group will provide hands-on making activities that are appropriate for all ages.
- 12:00/1:00/2:00/3:00
Department of Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill: Visitors will walk through the greenhouse and get an idea of how a greenhouse works and what UNC is working on in the plant industry.
- 12:00/1:00
UNC Chemistry: Dive into the explosive world of chemistry with this exciting tour of UNC"s chemistry labs.
- 12:00/1:30/3:00
UNC Department of Exercise and Sports Science: Tour the MOTION Sports Science Institute, The Gfeller Sport Related TBI Research Center (Concussion), and the Applied Physiology Laboratory. On the tour you"ll see demonstrations and have opportunities to participate in various human movement and sport science activities.
- 12:30/1:00/1:30/2:00/2:30
UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience: Tour the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience during the UNC Science Expo. Experience the exciting world of the brain and how it works.
- 11:30/12:00/12:30

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