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Traveling Science Fair joins Tech Eclipse Fest
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Traveling Science Fair will be among the free, educational activities at Tennessee Techs Eclipse Fest and Viewing Party on Aug. 21.
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness a total solar eclipse and the opportunity to experience science on a whole new level will come together at Tennessee Tech as Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Traveling Science Fair joins the university’s Eclipse Fest and Viewing Party Monday, Aug. 21.The ORNL Science Fair provides guests of all ages the opportunity to learn more about science and the importance of research being done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Students enter carnival-style interactive trailers that describe various fields of research and areas of future job opportunities.“Part of ORNL’s mission is finding ways to connect our research and our staff to the community,” said Leigha Humphries, protocol and community relations manager for Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “We are excited to be part of the Eclipse Fest and for all the attendees to visit our Traveling Science Fair to learn more about the wide variety of STEM careers at ORNL.”The Science Fair will join Tech’s mobile STEM Mobile at the Eclipse Fest as part of the free, science-rich activities planned at the university for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.The Science Fair features six trailers where guests can explore the subatomic world of neutrons, learn how researchers explore the biggest and smallest systems in the universe, walk through a rainforest and explore plant life, learn how nuclear research is used, solve problems with supercomputers, or explore the importance of research, all in interactive and engaging exhibits.Tennessee Tech is a NASA Official Viewing Location for the Great American Eclipse, which will send the moon’s shadow on an arch across North America and cause about two minutes and 30 seconds of daytime darkness in Cookeville.