The Gregory School will hold its annual Spotlight on Science night on campus tonight, February 17, 2016. The event features Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist Dr. Jonathan Overpeck as the keynote speaker. His presentation at 7:15 PM will focus on climate change.

Students, parents, and the general public are invited to this special event.

Beginning at 5 PM, middle school students’ science projects will be displayed in the Science Plaza. They will be judged and the winners will soon advance to the regional SARSEF competition.

The Gregory School Fabrication Lab (“Fab Lab”) will be open for tours from 5 to 7 PM, and food trucks will be serving a mix of dinner options in the area south of the Nickerson Performing Arts Center during that time as well.

At 5:30 PM, breakout sessions begin with talks from prominent local scientists from a variety of disciplines. Hydrologist Dr. Tyson Swetnam will present “Flying drones, shooting lasers, and building computers with video game hardware to do natural science in Arizona.” His research involves using this technology and satellite imagery to measure the local environment.

Inventor Bill Jacobs will simultaneously discuss the process of invention in the band room #15. His talk is titled “Inventing: From Toys to Mines and Beyond.”

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