Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club & and the GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences
20 plus Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more!
Also, Demonstrations, Hands-On, Exhibits, Door Prizes, Scout Teaching Area & Kid’s Activities – including FREE Kidâ€™s Mini-mines & Fossil Dig.
Silent Auction on Sunday afternoon.
Admission to Show/Ballroom:
Adults $6, Seniors $4, Teens (13-17) $3.
FREE – Children (12 & under), Scouts in uniform & GMU Students w/valid ID.
The Faire brings together an amazing collection of tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, metal workers, auto hackers, artists, teachers, and craftspeople from all over the northern virginia, Metro DC area and beyond! Our Maker Faire gives our local makers a chance to show us and tell us about what they’re making. We also have tons of hands on activities where you can learn how to make this stuff yourself!
Want to learn how to build a robot? Program an Arduino? Turn wood to make a bowl? Weld? Blacksmith? Build underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV)? Automate your garage door? Learn to solder? Fly or make a drone? Spin yarn from wool and knit? Recycle glass into beautiful tables and glass pieces? Or maybe just take-a-part something and learn how it works? You can do it at the Maker Faire NoVa.
The faire is a wonderful event for ages 4 to 94. The Faire is held each spring (usually on a Sunday in mid-March).
Still don’t fully get what a Maker Faire is? Watch this great video from our friends at Cox Cable’s NoVa Channel.
The College of Science and STEM Accelerator will be hosting high school students from Loudon County Public Schools (LCPS) who are all dual-enrolled in COS 120: Introduction to research. Students will be presenting posters from their year-long Independent Science Research projects.
The 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only national science festival, features nationwide contests and school programs, including our popular ‘Nifty Fifty’ science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium. The Festival will culminate in a free Grand Finale Expo on April 6-8, 2018 with Sneak Peek Friday kicking off the weekend. More than 350K+ attendees will celebrate science at the Expo, and engage in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM, hear stories of inspiration and courage, and rock out to science during our incredible stage show performances.
The College of Science will host a table at the festival with experiments showcasing science concepts to attendees.
The College of Science announces a research colloquium specifically for undergraduate research students. Participating students will present a poster at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Colloquium, which is open to the university community.
The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to other students and to faculty in four categories Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences and STEM Learning & Education. If you are a student engaged in undergraduate research at any level in any academic unit within the College of Science you are encouraged to participate. This year’s event will feature a student poster session, student keynote address, and awards.
Students, use the tabbed sections below to register your poster, submit an abstract and view poster details. If you would like to be considered for the keynote address, please indicate that when you submit your abstract.
This event is FREE of charge for all Mason students, staff, and faculty. Refreshments will be served and monetary awards are available.
Location: Center for the Arts
Date: April 28, 2017
1:00pm-3:00pm: Poster session, Lobby
3:00pm-3:40pm: Networking reception, Lobby
3:45pm-4:00pm: Student Keynote Address, Grand Tier III
4:00pm-4:30pm: Awards, Grand Tier III
March 30, 2018: Abstract submission deadline (250 words or less)
April 14, 2018: Poster submission deadline. Use required template (see Poster Details below)
Please join us at the 5th Annual Fairfax County Elementary and Middle School Science and Engineering Fair organized by Pinnacle Academy and College of Science, George Mason University. Pinnacle Academy’s curriculum includes a heavy STEM emphasis and encourages students to think of learning material in context to real world applications. Annually, Pinnacle Academy students participate in a variety of academic competitions and a school-wide science fair. In collaboration with the STEM Accelerator at COS, Pinnacle Academy created this opportunity for elementary- and middle school students to share their projects on a larger scale and initiated this regional fair.