Title: Robotics and Physics of Cells Featured During Science Saturdays at RMSC this November
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Date: Various—See below
Admission: Free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 children (3-18), free for children under 3 and RMSC members
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Robotics and Physics of Cells Featured During Science Saturdays at Rochester Museum & Science Center this November
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors explore robotics with FIRST Robotics Teams and the physics of biological cells with an expert from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during "Science Saturdays" this November at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). Details on November programs are included below:
Saturday, November 2: 11am-3pm
Visitors learn from local area high school FIRST robotics students as they talk about the robots that they built, how math and science helped them complete it, and how their FIRST experience has helped them excel. Visitors will see robots first-hand!
Presented by the Penfield FIRST Robotics Team 1511 and Greater Rochester Robotics Team 340
Squishy Physics of Biological Cells
Saturday, November 16: 11am
Living cells are the building blocks of all life. They are highly mechanically active and sensitive. For example, they can divide and proliferate, migrate to distant locations within an organism, engulf other entities and exert forces on their surroundings. Learn how living cells use physics to their advantage and how physical properties of cells and their surroundings dictate cell functions and fate.
Presented by Professor Moumita Das of RIT
"Science Saturdays" programs allow community members to dig their hands into science, meet local experts and discover science phenomena in a relaxed, conversational setting. "Science Saturdays" take place on selected Saturdays, and occasionally Sundays, throughout the year and are sponsored by Time Warner Cable. "Science Saturdays" cover a wide range of science and technology fields and are designed for family members to experience together.
Programs are, unless otherwise specified, free with regular Museum admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors and college students with ID, $11 ages 3 to 18, free for children under 3 and RMSC members. Admission to the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibition is also free with regular Museum admission. For group reservations and rates, call 585.697.1942. Programs take place in the Museum unless otherwise specified. Check www.rmsc.org for updates.
Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.