USA Science and Engineering Expo, National Mall, Washington, DC, October 23-24, 2010
A group of University of Florida students and I attended the USA Science and Engineering Expo held on the national mall in Washington, DC on October 23-24, 2010. Our booth showcased programs in the Department of Astronomy and the College of Engineering (CoE). We displayed a model of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), the world's largest optical telescope, to which the University of Florida has guaranteed access. We engaged the public in building Galileoscopes and showed them models of the small-satellites that researchers in the CoE are designing. Here are some photos of the event. More photos of the entire Expo can be found here.
|We would like to thank the University of Florida Provosts Office, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Florida Space Grant Consortium for their financial support and encouragement. Professors Eric Ford and Vicki Sarajedini in the Department of Astronomy were instrumental in helping to design and implement the booth.|