Project MERCCURI Goes to the Bay Area Science Festival!

If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, come down to the Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park! This event is FREE and hosts a plethora of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows. Unleash your inner scientist!

Event Details:

Bay Area Science FestivalAT&T Park

24 Willie Mays Plaza

San Francisco, CA 94107

Saturday, November 2, 2013


While you’re there, make sure to stop by the Project MERCCURI station! This is a collaborative citizen science research project presented by UC Davis, SciStarter, and Science Cheerleader. The research team from UC Davis (Jenna Lang, Russell Neches, and David Coil) and the Science Cheerleaders will be there (including Wendy Brown, PI on Project MERCCURI; Thera, aerospace engineer, Golden State Warriors; from the Golden State Warriors; Ana, econ/stats major, Sacramento State; and Anastasha Frandell, Sacramento State, Oakland Raiders)! They’ll be wrapping up the collection of microbe samples from sports venues to be a part of a growth experiment on board the International Space Station. You can participate in this national survey of microbes if you stop by their station! They’ll be distributing microbe kits to those interested in submitting sample swabs from cell phones or shoes.

Don’t miss this amazing event! For more information, visit the official website and follow @bayareascience on Twitter.

Categories: Citizen Science, Events

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Lily Bui

Although she holds dual non-science bachelors’ degrees in International Studies and Spanish from the University of California Irvine, Lily has long harbored a proclivity for the sciences. A daughter of an engineer and an accountant who also happen to be a photographer and musician, respectively, Lily grew up on the nexus between science and art. Lily has worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; served a year in AmeriCorps in Montgomery County, Maryland; worked for a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter in California; and performed across the U.S. as a touring musician. She currently works with WGBH-TV Boston and Public Radio Exchange (PRX) in Cambridge. In her spare time, she thinks of cheesy science puns (mostly to entertain herself). // Tweets @dangerbui