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Hago Energetics Inc. Announces Participation in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Hago Energetics Inc., a startup company focused on development of scalable solutions to climate change, announced today that it is a participant in the NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge. This Challenge seeks to make colonization on Mars possible for future generations. The Company is in Phase 2 of this Challenge and has earned 10 bonus points to its final score after submitting a Mid-Point Progress Report on its status.

"This Challenge gives us the opportunity to contribute to building the chemical and biological infrastructure that will be useful to a future Mars colony," says said Wilson Hago, PhD, Founder and CEO of Hago Energetics.

The NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge is a $1 million competition to convert carbon dioxide into sugars such as glucose as a step to creating mission-critical resources. Such technologies will allow us to manufacture products using local, indigenous resources on Mars and on Earth by using waste and atmospheric carbon dioxide as a resource.

"This Challenge is in good alignment with our main mission, which is CO2 conversion on this planet for the purpose of mitigating climate change," added Hago. "Our approach is flexible in that it can produce, using carbon dioxide, water, solar energy and catalysts as inputs, food for bacteria and for future Mars inhabitants, as well as allow these inhabitants to make plastic materials such as tables, chairs, and utensils to make living on Mars feel like their former homes."

This project is presently self-funded, but the company is currently looking for sponsors for this project.

About Hago Energetics

Hago Energetics, Inc., located in Thousand Oaks, California, is developing technologies to mitigate and reverse climate change using renewable energy. The Company is seeking partnerships or sponsorships that will help advance its mission. Learn more at: http://hagoenergetics.com/

About NASA CO2 Conversion Challenge

NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks to incentivize the public to develop non-biological systems that can convert CO2 into useful sugar molecules, like glucose. Sugars are the preferred feedstock for the types of microorganisms commonly used in commercial biomanufacturing systems. While sugars are usually derived from certain plants on Earth (ex., sugarcane), this approach is not easily adapted to space missions because of the size of these systems and resources needed to grow these plants.

More information about this Challenge can be found at: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/co2challenge/index.html

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Katie Knorovsky Named Managing Editor at Hidden Compass

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- In an era where most publications are shrinking, Hidden Compass, an award-winning quarterly magazine on exploration, is expanding. This week, the California-based startup is announcing Katie Knorovsky as its new managing editor.

With roughly 15 years of experience writing and editing for the National Geographic Society, Knorovsky brings a wealth of knowledge to Hidden Compass. Her hire marks a significant step toward the publication's unveiling of an innovative crowd-funded model in the fall.

"After three years of deep involvement with the stories that appear in our magazine, Co-founder Sabine Bergmann and I are ready to hand the reins to another editorial expert," says Co-founder Sivani Babu. "Having Katie Knorovsky shepherd our pieces through the editorial process will allow us co-founders the time to really gear up for our big launch in the fall."

Though Hidden Compass is barely three years old, its quarterly stories have already earned more than a dozen travel writing awards and have been recognized by The Best American Travel Writing series. But it's the company's business structure that has paved the way for growth. The founders are working to break the publishing industry's over-reliance on user data and advertising revenue by creating what they call an "antidote" to clickbait.

"I connect deeply with the Hidden Compass mission and am thrilled to join the team," Knorovsky says. "Now more than ever, helping to expand the world through narrative travel journalism is a privilege I am honored to take on."

Knorovsky is primed to help chart the course of this promisingly unconventional publication. Having championed the expertise of countless global explorers, from space archaeologists to glaciologists, Knorovsky is no stranger to what drives Hidden Compass' co-founders.

"Every day, we're getting closer to realizing our mission: to not only introduce you to the heroes you should have, but invite you to partner with them," says Co-founder Sabine Bergmann. "Katie Knorovsky will help us make badass nerd the new flavor of influencer."

More information: https://www.hiddencompass.net

About Hidden Compass:

Hidden Compass was founded in 2017 and is based in Santa Barbara and Berkeley, California. It was co-founded by award-winning journalist and photographer Sivani Babu and award-winning journalist and editor Sabine Bergmann. Hidden Compass is a publication that showcases scientists, explorers, artists and journalists, and invites the public to partner with these heroes.

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Go Online, Help Scientists Understand Child Development

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Parents and children can help scientists understand how the young mind grows and changes-all from home! Children Helping Science (childrenhelpingscience.com) from the Parent Researcher Collaborative connects families to hundreds of web-based studies of child development and brain function.

"It's like the Hubble telescope of child development," says Laura Schulz, Ph.D., an MIT researcher who is one of six lead partners on the project. "There were telescopes before Hubble, but no common resource that allowed such a deep, focused exploration. In the same way, Children Helping Science is a massive leap forward for research on cognition, a new platform that will transform the field."

For parents, using the website is easy: from the homepage select the age of your child to see a list of studies, then choose the studies you're interested in. There are studies for children of all ages as well as parents. All the activities are entirely online, so they can be done at any time of day - whenever works best for the child's schedule.

By aggregating dozens or hundreds of studies in one place, the project aims to greatly increase the number of people who participate. "Finding enough children is always the greatest hurdle in a study," says Schulz, who also anticipates that having studies more easily accessible will help bring in new participants, especially from families who might not have time or resources to travel for studies in person.

The website welcomes any researcher to list their study. The site was created and managed by Elizabeth Bonawitz at Rutgers University-Newark; Hyowon Gweon at Stanford; Julian Jara-Ettinger at Yale; Candice Mills at the University of Texas Dallas; Laura Schulz at MIT; and Mark Sheskin at Minerva Schools.

Learn more at: https://childrenhelpingscience.com/

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Beyond Benign Receives Grant to Support Green Chemistry Education at Universities

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign has received a grant from life science company MilliporeSigma to develop laboratory resources for universities. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

"We're ecstatic to receive continued support from MilliporeSigma," says Beyond Benign's Director and Co-Founder, Dr. Amy Cannon. "MilliporeSigma recognizes the central role chemistry plays in the world around us. They understand the urgency of training chemistry students - our future workforce - in green chemistry, so as a society we invent in ways that intentionally reduce harm to human health and the environment."

MilliporeSigma's grant will allow Beyond Benign to create an inorganic chemistry resource guide and enhance an existing organic chemistry guide for universities looking to include green chemistry in their courses and programs. The updated Guide to Green Chemistry Experiments for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs created with nonprofit partner My Green Lab will be available in 2020, and the new inorganic chemistry guide will begin development in July 2020. Beyond Benign's Higher Education partners include the University of Michigan at Flint and the University of Toronto.

"Beyond Benign is helping transform the future of science by helping to shape chemists who take responsibility for every step of research and development," said Jeffrey Whitford, head of Corporate Responsibility and Life Science Branding at MilliporeSigma. "Its work reflects many of MilliporeSigma's goals for our own corporate and community sustainability."

As part of its Corporate Responsibility initiative, MilliporeSigma supports organizations committed to solving the toughest problems in life science. They practice green chemistry by manufacturing sustainable products, establishing dedicated programs, and by using the DOZN(tm) 2.0 free online tool it developed to test product and process sustainability against the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.

About Beyond Benign:

Beyond Benign, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, envisions a world where the chemical building blocks of products used every day are healthy and safe for humans and the environment. Beyond Benign is fostering a green chemistry education community empowered to transform chemistry education for a sustainable future. Beyond Benign's continuum of sustainable science educational programs including, teacher and faculty training, and curriculum development from K-20 are helping to build the next generation of scientists and citizens with the skills and knowledge to create and chose products that are safe for human health and the environment.

Over the past 13 years, Beyond Benign has an extensive history of service, having trained over 6,000 K-12 teachers in sustainable science and green chemistry, designed over 200 open-access lessons, reached over 25,000 youth and community members through outreach, & partnered with over 65 universities to transform chemistry education. Together we can catalyze the development of green technological innovations that result in safer products and processes in support of a sustainable, healthy society.

For more information about Beyond Benign, visit https://www.beyondbenign.org/ or find us on Twitter @beyondbenign, on Instagram @beyondbenign, and on Facebook @beyondbenign.

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SciScore’s Innovative Solution – Pre-clinical Research Gets Tech Boost

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- SciScore announces the release of its innovative solution, the first and only working application of its kind, in support of the pre-clinical scientific research community's pursuit of reproducibility and transparency.

"Finding the cure for any medical ailment facing our society, costs money. And, rightly so, the public has great expectation that the money spent on research will advance healthcare," says Anita Bandrowski, a neuroscience researcher at the University of California, San Diego and CEO of SciScore. "This tool makes it easier for researchers to focus on the work-at-hand by indicating when, or if, something was overlooked or omitted in the process of reporting the research in a manuscript."

In January 2016, the National Institute of Health (NIH) introduced new grant review guidelines that focused on four key areas of reproducibility and transparency. This move changed the way in which grants are awarded today. "It remains to be seen in time but it's possible that NIH changed the business of pre-clinical medical research for the better, and for good," Bandrowski said.

In conjunction with NIH, many journals have revised author guidelines to direct researchers to include and emphasize elements required for reproducibility and transparency: PLoS, JBC, eLife, AACR, MBoC, and GSA. SciScore is being piloted by the following publishers: Wiley & Sons, NatureResearch, and eLife.

SciScore provides a score and supporting report that is used by the agency, publisher, or individual author to identify if key areas of reproducibility and transparency are addressed in the manuscript. It uses AI and deep learning technology to calculate a score by looking for evidence of randomization, blinded conduct of experiment, sample size estimation, whether sex is included as a biological characteristic, and cell line authentication or contamination. It also detects any resource ambiguity, like a mislabeled or unidentified cell line.

An author may improve a score by adding information that may be missing or correcting information that is obscure. The manuscript submitted for analysis is removed from the cloud server almost immediately after scoring, keeping information secure and private.

For more information, visit http://sciscore.com/.

About SciScore:

SciScore (SciScore.com) is an application developed by SciCrunch Inc. (scicrunch.com) supported by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program grants R43OD024432 and R44MH119094.

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OpenSciEd Partners with Kendall Hunt Publishing

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Kendall Hunt is excited to announce they have been chosen as the manufacturing and distribution partner for OpenSciEd, a leader in the science Open Education Resource space.

Currently, the OpenSciEd middle school units are being field tested by over 200+ teachers with over 5,000 students using the materials in 100 districts across 10 states. The first three units were released on Aug. 15, 2019, and the rest of the units will be completed three at a time with all 18 available by winter 2022.

These unit materials are readily available and free at OpenSciEd. Print materials, including student and teacher resources are available for purchase through Kendall Hunt.

Kendall Hunt publishes hands-on science, mathematics and supplemental/gifted textbooks and digital curriculum, including a virtual reality offering. Earlier this year, Kendall Hunt partnered with Illustrative Mathematics providing free access to 6-12 open educational resources digital math curriculum and offering professional development opportunities and print materials.

Kendall Hunt has worked with BSCS Science Learning for over 20 years publishing various science textbooks. BSCS is the lead institution in the OpenSciEd Developers Consortium, responsible for the overall coordination of development and field testing.

"It is a privilege to provide schools with science instructional materials that combine the expertise of a world class development consortium and the wisdom of current teachers, administrators, and state leaders," said Jim Ryan, Executive Director of OpenSciEd.

"It is OpenSciEd's objective to lower as many barriers as possible for teachers and students to engage with college and career ready science standards. For that reason, in addition to providing free digital access of OpenSciEd materials, our partnership with Kendall Hunt provides high quality print student and teacher books at extremely attractive prices," Ryan added.

"Kendall Hunt is pleased to enter this partnership with OpenSciEd," said Kendall Hunt K-12 Vice President Charley Cook. "Providing quality educational curricula and resources is of the utmost importance to Kendall Hunt. We take pride in not only developing textbooks and digital resources of this caliber, but through partnerships with non-profits and other companies offering curriculum with competitive pricing through our manufacturing and distribution channels," he adds.

About Kendall Hunt:

Celebrating 75 years of providing innovative educational solutions, Kendall Hunt publishes hands-on science, mathematics, gifted and virtual reality curricula for grades PreK-12, in addition to the only free, certified Illustrative Mathematics middle school and high school curriculum for students in grades 6-12. In conjunction with offering a variety of stand-alone PreK-12 products, ConstructEd, a division of Kendall Hunt, allows schools and/or teachers, to create made-to-order textbooks or digital products using existing products or creating their own. For more information, visit https://k12.kendallhunt.com/.

About OpenSciEd:

OpenSciEd was launched in 2018 as a nonprofit to address the need among teachers and school districts for high-quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials, as well as to support the implementation of middle school science instructional units as a result of the adoption of the National Research Council's document, "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). For more information, visit https://www.openscied.org/.

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Camp EDMO Announces Comprehensive After School Programs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Camp EDMO(TM), a leading Bay Area non-profit offering STEAM and SEL oriented After School and Summer Camp Programs, announced that it is making its Comprehensive After School Programs, which encompass 180 days of the school year, available to Bay Area schools. The programs are customized to each school's individual needs and ideal for providing on-campus homework support, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities and Social Emotional Skill (SEL) building.

"Several factors set our Comprehensive After School Programs apart," said Kendra Watkins, Senior School Year Program Manager for Camp EDMO(TM). "First, we are able to customize our program to each school's critical needs, whether it is making more time for homework or engaging kids in after school learning activities. Second, our program can help kids become better, more prepared students, often without even realizing it because we make it fun for them. Third, we supplement what's being taught in the classroom, easing the burden for teachers."

Currently, Camp EDMO(TM) is operating a Comprehensive After School Program at Ruby Bridges Elementary in Alameda. The program has helped ease the school's challenges of low test scores and daily disruptions that were getting in the way of student learning.

Proper science education, especially at the K-8 levels, has long been an issue in the state of California. While science education in California received a state budget boost of $400 million in the 2018-19 school year, the increase didn't factor in teacher training. As a result, it is left up to the teachers to find a way to incorporate science into their curriculum with little to no support, making it difficult for them to adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards implemented by California in 2013. All too often, children are forced to learn science outside of the classroom, making after school programs that offer STEAM activities in a fun, relaxed environment more important than ever.

"By middle school, if children don't enjoy STEM concepts or envision themselves pursuing a STEAM career, the odds that they will do so decline dramatically," said Ed Caballero, Camp EDMO(TM)'s Executive Director and Co-founder. "It starts with exposing kids to STEAM activities at an early age. Our Comprehensive After School Programs offer that much-needed exposure every day of the school year."

About Camp EDMO:

Camp EDMO(TM), powered by Edventure More, a year-round 501(c)(3) non-profit enrichment organization, offers high-quality, high-access STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programs which expose Pre-K to 8th grade kids to the latest scientifically proven methods of whole-child development.

EDMO(TM)'s overarching mission is to develop kids who are curious, courageous and kind, with the intention of creating mindfulness and emotional presence that will carry over to adulthood. It is also committed to making the camp experience and STEAM learning accessible to families who might not otherwise be able to afford it through its equity programs, subsidizing camp costs for lower income families. Learn more at: https://campedmo.org/

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Sister Scientist proves that science never looked this good by leveraging her STEM background to build a cosmetic science career

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Erica Douglas aka Sister Scientist is a true STEM advocate. This powerhouse cosmetic chemist is changing the perception of the careers chemical engineering might lead you to. As a formulating, cosmetic chemist in the multicultural beauty space for over a decade, Erica has been the "brains" behind a number of popular products on the market.

Erica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. She then advanced to Northwestern University as a National Institute of Health Research Fellow where she conducted research in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology.

However, her personal horror stories as a child who experienced hair and skin issues are what motivated her to dedicate her scientific career to developing innovative and quality products in beauty and personal grooming space. Ascending the ranks in a male dominated laboratory to the position of Director of Research & Development before the age of 30 for one of the category's most successful brands, Organic Root Stimulator, Erica's long-term impact and positive influence on natural hair and skin care is undeniable.

After becoming frustrated with hearing the perpetual inaccuracies regarding ingredients and product claims, Erica started engaging with consumers as Sister Scientist to debunk myths and set the story straight by educating the masses on the science behind beauty. Using her expertise, experience and outgoing personality, Sister Scientist has become a fun and creative platform for consumers seeking a trusted source for scientific/technical information about their beauty and grooming products.

Erica also uses this medium to motivate and encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields by exposing them to the fun side of science.

Over time, Erica started to recognize that building successful brands only relied partially on developing quality products, and wanted to see more women and minority owned companies building long-term wealth in the space. Her desire to understand the full scope of building successful brands in consumer goods was the catalyst for her to return to academia, earning an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, with concentrations in Marketing Management, Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

In 2014, she founded mSEED group - a product development, manufacturing and brand development company focused on providing strategic growth solutions to aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses in beauty and personal care. As Chief Executive Officer, Erica manages a 7-figure business and is spearheading mSEED's corporate mission to grow a new generation of successful entrepreneurs, and drive innovation and creativity in the beauty space. Furthermore, proving that "Science Never Looked This Good."

We invite you to learn more, book, feature or collaborate with Sister Scientist today.

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Aquariums can play a crucial role in sustaining marine and freshwater species vulnerable to climate change

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Looking beyond the sharks and manta rays that catch the eye of visitors, researchers find great conservation potential in the wealth of fish and corals residing in the world's zoos and aquariums, says Species360 Conservation Science Alliance. A study published this week in Journal for Nature Conservation (April 2019) reports that aquariums hold 21 percent of the coral species that are Vulnerable to Climate Change (VCC), Evolutionary Distinct (EDGE), and assessed by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ (IUCN RL).

In the study, Species360 Conservation Science Alliance researchers, in collaboration with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), the Interdisciplinary Center for Population Dynamics at the University of Southern Denmark, Stellenbosch University, and the Zoological Society of London, evaluate conservation potential of 3,370 fish and coral species residing in 594 aquariums that share real-time data worldwide using the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).

The full announcement is here: https://www.species360.org/serving-conservation/press-release-aquarium-conservation-2019/

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Dr. Dalia A. Conde research author, Director, Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, and Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark:

"Our study shows an important representation of species diversity in institutions where managers and scientists are recording observations ranging from reproduction to environment. Access to real-time information about populations of vulnerable and evolutionary distinct species makes it possible to identify whether 'backup populations' exist that can help conservation efforts in situations such as the current coral reef crises."

Dr. Kira Mileham, Strategic Partnership Director, IUCN Species Survival Commission:

"Facing issues of such magnitude as changing climate, ocean acidification and over-fishing requires the conservation community to work together to strategically decide which efforts we must focus on and how to best save species. Experts within the zoo and aquarium community have vital roles to play in the success of these conservation efforts. This study shows the value in different sets of data combining to highlight where the greatest needs and opportunities lie for us to work together."

Wendy Foden, South African National Parks and Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission's Climate Change Specialist Group:

"The dramatic declines in coral reefs globally are of grave concern. As the world grapples with how best to respond, the vital conservation roles of aquariums and zoos become increasingly clear. Building and maintaining such biodiversity 'safe-houses' provides a backup plan against increasingly extreme and unexpected events, as well as against the declines that growing threats like climate change and habitat loss bring. They also bring us fascinating glimpses into creatures' lives which we might never have in the wild."

Rita da Silva, Research Author and Fellow of Species360 Conservation Science Alliance and PhD student at the University of Southern Denmark:

"From this study we were able to identify that more than half of the coral species dying off the coast of Florida are in aquariums. These populations can provide critical knowledge and hope for re-introductions when the threats are controlled."

Brian Zimmerman, Chief Zoological Officer, Zoological Society of London:

"The ZIMS database enables the Zoological Society of London's two Zoos to directly contribute insight to conservation efforts across the globe. The data captured here allows the zoological community to more easily share information and to track and measure vast conservation efforts. The ZIMs database has played a key role in our conservation efforts of fresh water fish through international collaboration and communication."

About the Study:

The paper has been published in the Journal of Nature Conservation led by Dalia A. Conde, Director of the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's (Thereafter IUCN-SSC) Conservation Planning Specialist Group and Rita da Silva, Research Fellow of Species360 Conservation Science Alliance and PhD Student, Both Dalia and Rita academic work is at the Department of Biology and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop) at the University of Southern Denmark. Authors include: Wendy Foden, Global Change Biology Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, South African National Parks, and Chair of the IUCN-SSC Climate Change Specialist Group; Paul Pearce-Kelly, Senior Curator of Ectotherms, Zoological Society of London, and Member of IUCN-SSC Climate Change and Conservation Planning Specialist Group and; Meredith Knott, Product Owner, Aquatics and Husbandry at Species360, and Member of the IUCN-SSC Otter Specialist Group; and Brian Zimmerman, Chief Curator at Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

OPEN DATA from the study is available at Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, and the original paper is open access and can be downloaded here.

About Species360 and the Conservation Science Alliance:

Species360, a non-profit NGO and global leader in wildlife care and conservation, supports a growing membership of nearly 1,200 aquarium, zoo, university, research and government entities on 6 continents and in 96 countries. Working together, these institutions have built the world's largest database of wildlife knowledge, the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).

The Species360 Conservation Science Alliance is a science-based consortium of progressive conservation leaders and researchers working together to advance species conservation outcomes globally. The Conservation Science Alliance operates under an agreement for cooperation among independent institutions to achieve the shared endangered wildlife conservation objective of 'using data in the fight to stop extinction.'

Learn more at: https://www.species360.org/

Conservation Science Alliance sponsors and partners include Copenhagen Zoo, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

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Hands-on Science Center Announces Fundraising Event, ‘The Science of Wine, Brew and Spirits’

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. -- The Hands-On Science Center announces "The Science of Wine, Brew and Spirits" fundraising event November 10, 2018. Merging science education with those fun-to-drink adult beverages not only gets adults involved in the fascinating world of science but helps raise both funds and community awareness for a much-needed educational facility in the small town of Tullahoma.

The Hands-On Science Center just celebrated its 23rd anniversary. The center reaches nearly 30,000 people each year through its "Traveling Wizards" program, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camps, cybersecurity camps, coding classes, internship programs, home school classes and field trips to the center housing ~100 STEM related exhibits most of which are hands-on activities to spark children's imagination and eagerness to learn.

This year's event will feature tastings from local breweries, wineries and distilleries as well as educational exhibits and speakers teaching how it takes a scientist to make these concoctions.

Executive Director, Sean Amidon notes "This is an important day for the center. We depend on this event to help raise funds to support an array of great STEM programs for kids. We want to get a lot of organizations to work together so that we can reach as many kids as possible. Not only can local companies get involved but this year we are offering brewers, vineyards and distilleries across the country the ability to help with STEM education and advertise their wares by including their brochures or other give aways in gift bags for our attendees."

Companies wishing to have a pamphlet/brochure and/or small imprinted item (i.e. key chain, magnet, corkscrew, etc.) in this year's gift bags can mail the items and a check for $45 made payable to Hands-On Science Center by November 3rd to 101 Mitchell Blvd., Tullahoma, TN 37388.

The Hands-on Science Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and can provide a tax receipt for your donation. Learn more at: http://www.hosc.org/.

Ticket information can be found at http://www.hosc.org/shop

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