World Science Festival
Sunday, June 2, 2013
at NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to West 4th St; 1 to Christopher St; N, R to 8th St; 6 to Astor Place or Bleecker St. For more details visit www.nyuskirball.org
The Festival’s highly celebrated program, Cool Jobs, is back with an astounding line-up of the coolest scientists around. Curious about developing a team of robots that can search and rescue while mapping their surroundings? Did you know it takes a scientist to make our grocery store foods delicious? Think it's possible to shrink a lab test so small you can’t see it? Or make interactive games that aren’t in a computer? Look no further! The World Science Festival has assembled the coolest group of scientists with the coolest jobs who will answer these questions and much more. Start on your own quest to find your Cool Job -- a Science Job!
Cool Jobs is an annual jaw-dropping program that occurs both during the week of the Festival and year-round. Cool Jobs brings children face-to-face with world-renowned scientists and their amazing jobs. It inspires young audiences to learn about science, be excited by science and maybe even grow up to be a scientist, engineer, technologist, mathematician, or innovator. Young audiences engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) professionals whose offices are jungles and co-workers are robots to find out what they do, how they do it, and what brought them there. Scientists spur excitement by bringing their discoveries to life demonstrating how their work shapes and changes the world. Cool Jobs opens the door for youth at a critical point in their studies illuminating the importance of science literacy as an engine to pursue some of the coolest and weirdest gigs on the planet.