PSF Kick-Off Party: Science Carnival After Hours
Fri, Apr 25
*Snacks, Beer, Wine, and Beverages available for Purchase
Price: $15; $10 Members
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
SpeakersChipocriteChipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, uses original Nintendo Game Boys to create and perform complex audio masterpieces in a style known as “chip music” — repurposing old video game hardware and other non-traditional electronics as synthesizers. His multifaceted but catchy compositions combine the nostalgic game sounds of his childhood with modern music influences. Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, Chipocrite has performed at numerous renowned events and conventions including the Vans Warped Tour, Blip Festival, MAGFest and AnimeUSA; provided soundtracks for commercials — including a nationally televised GameStop ad — as well as video games and online videos; released "Hit and Run," which was named “Best Album – Chiptune” in Square Enix Music Online's Annual Game Music Awards for 2011; appeared as the musical guest on popular tech-centric Web talk-show series “On The Verge” — and much more.Ron EglashDr. Ron Eglash is a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.S. in Cybernetics, his M.S. in Systems Engineering, and his PhD in History of Consciousness, all from the University of California. His work as a Fulbright scholar recently inspired new forms of sustainable architecture in Ethiopia. Recently funded work includes his NSF “Triple Helix” project, which brings together graduate fellows in science and engineering, local community activists, and K-12 educators to aid underserved communities through scientific innovation.
PartnersMonell Chemical Senses CenterMonell Chemical Senses CenterFounded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.The Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.Center for Forensic Science Research & EducationCenter for Forensic Science Research & EducationThe Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, based in Willow Grove, PA was founded in 2010 to address needs of the forensic science and law enforcement communities. Our organization is dedicated to research, education, and outreach in the forensic sciences. Our experts and scientists provide advice to policy makers, design cutting-edge research projects, and facilitate a range of academic programs. The Center’s programs include outreach activities for the general public; short-term placements for visiting scholars and researchers; partnership to deliver degree programs at area universities; and continuing professional development for forensic scientists, law enforcement, and legal professionals. The Center offers state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation to support grant-funded research and academic scholarship.Laurel Hill CemeteryLaurel Hill CemeteryFounded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and the first to be named a National Historic Landmark. From war heroes to influential politicians and important inventors, from visionary artists to powerful industrialists, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of numerous notables who have impacted the storylines of our city and nation. Open daily with free admission for recreational and educational use, Laurel Hill also offers a diverse selection of public tours and programs, while maintaining its identity as an honored resting place into the 21st century.Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University is dedicated to the health sciences and committed to three areas: educating professionals who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow; discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the bedside and into the community; and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation.The Dow Chemical CompanyThe Dow Chemical CompanyAs one of the largest employers in the region, Dow is proud to again be the lead supporter for the Philadelphia Science Festival. Dow is committed to nurturing today’s young scientists and supporting innovative educational experiences that generate understanding and enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry in a city with a rich history of leadership in the sciences. Dow looks forward to showcasing and celebrating the power of chemistry as a creator of solutions that address essential human needs and world challenges, such as energy, housing, health, nutrition, infrastructure and economic development.University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.Geosyntec ConsultantsGeosyntec ConsultantsGeosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address their new ventures and complex problems involving the environment, natural resources, and the civil infrastructure. Geosyntec has a staff of 800 engineers, scientists, and other technical and project staff located in more than 40 offices throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom and locally in Ewing, New Jersey and Suburban Philadelphia. Since our founding in 1983, our business has grown around projects involving environmental contamination studies and remediation, natural resources assessment and restoration, and engineering and design for the environmental, water resources, and geotechnical infrastructures.Temple UniversityTemple UniversityFounded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple traditions, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news or follow Owl Athletic teams.AT&TAT&TJohn James Audubon Center at Mill GroveCrazy Aaron's PuttyWorldCrazy Aaron's PuttyWorldChipocriteChipocrite, a.k.a. Paul Weinstein, uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by guitar, bass guitar and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create and perform complex audio masterpieces in a style known as “chip music” — repurposing old video game hardware and other non-traditional electronics as synthesizers. Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, Chipocrite has performed at numerous renowned events and conventions including the Vans Warped Tour; provided soundtracks for commercials — including a nationally televised GameStop ad — as well as video games and online videos; appeared as the musical guest on popular tech-centric Web talk-show series “On The Verge” — and much more.InolexInolexPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineAction ScienceAction ScienceFractals RockFractals RockThe Nature ConservancyThe Nature Conervancy
Fractals Rock - Are YOU a Fractal?
The Franklin Institute - Science of the Shimmer Wall
The Dow Chemical Company - NASCAR Simulator
Rowan University - How Can Something so Micro, Solve Something so Macro?
Rowan University - How Do You Program a Robot to Dance?
The Franklin Institute Prototyping Lab - Chain Reactions
Widener University Biofeedback Clinic & Certification Center - BE COOL: Manage stress with biofeedback
AT&T - How does my phone do that?
Fractal Foundation - Fold a Fantastic Fractal
Action Science - Physics of Skateboarding
The Franklin Institute - What Can You See in the Night Sky?
The Franklin Institute - Super Soma Cube
Association of Women in Forensic Science, Inc. (AWIFS) - Fingerprints and DNA
Audubon Pennsylvania - What is Living in My Chimney?
Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery - Cure You or Kill You?: 19th Century Medical Treatments
Crazy Aaron's Puttyworld - Bouncing Putty--Is There Anything it CAN'T Do?
Inolex - Cosmetic Chemistry
Monell Center - Work Out Your Wine Woes without Whining
Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center - Spatial Olympics
The Nature Conservancy - Where Does Your Water Come From?
The Wagner Free Institute of Science - Can Mushrooms Save the World?
Thomas Jefferson University- Who is The Most Kissed Person in The World?
UPenn lab of Auditory Coding - How Do Auditory Illusions Trick Our Ears?
TUteach Society - How Can You Test Your Reflexes?
University of the Sciences - Strawberry DNAquiri: Science in a Glass
PCOM - What'sThe Science Behind Body Worlds?
The Franklin Institute - How Fast Can You Freeze Ice Cream?
The Franklin Institute - Can You Make a Liquid Sphere?
The Franklin Institute - What Exactly is Gluten?
The Franklin Institute - Can Sound Make A Fluid Dance?
The Franklin Institute - Can You Breathe Like A Dragon?
Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild - Why Doesn't All Honey Taste the Same?
The Franklin Institute - What Makes Combustion Happen?
The Franklin Institute - Pocket Tech
The Franklin Institute - Dissection Platter
The Franklin Institute - How Many Rubberbands Does It Take to Explode A Watermelon?
The Franklin Institute - Amp It Up Show
The Franklin Institute - Puzzles and Brainteasers
The Franklin Institute - Will Your Brain Surprise You?
Drexel University - What is Chromatography?
Geosyntec Consultants - How Can Real-Time Intelligence Be Applied to Environmental Infrastructure?
PCOM - What's the Clue?
Montclair State University - Name the Chocolate