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Georgetown Booth Earns Rave Reviews at Science Festival

April 18, 2018 — Professor Heidi Elmendorf of the Department of Biology brought a group of Georgetown scientists and students to man a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival earlier this month.

Billed as “The nation’s largest celebration of STEM,” the Science and Engineering Festival has brought together scientists, students, and curious citizens of all ages in Washington, D.C. every other year since 2010.

The Georgetown booth featured 20 scientists — faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and alumni — who highlighted the fascinating scientific research happening in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Georgetown has participated in the festival all five times it has been held since 2010.

According to Elmendorf, the Georgetown delegation went through 10 pounds of corn starch, 20 liters of liquid nitrogen and 300 petri dishes as they performed for more than 1,200 festival attendees.

“Lots of other organizations brought the bling and fun,” Elmendorf said. “But many visitors to our booth — adults and kids alike — commented that they liked how we featured the types of science activities they could do at home, and that we described the science.”

Scroll through the photo gallery above to see a selection of images from the 2018 Science and Engineering Festival.