DA VINCI DAYS

corvallis, oregon

GKC July 19-20 2014
Celebrating a quarter century of innovation and creativity

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July 19-21, 2013

Take a wonder-filled trek into sci-tech territory! Travel with us for a view of what's already here and what's ahead.

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Bend your mind! Test your skills! Get into wayfinding or laugh as you learn with sci-tech contests, demos, and entertainment.

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Opening Keynote Speaker

Fresh from four years in Washington, D.C., at the helm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dr. Lubchenco will share tales and reflections about her experiences with the federal agency in charge of weather forecasts and warnings, climate records and outlooks, stewardship of oceans in federal waters including management of fisheries, and the research and satellites that support those activities.

 

Whiteside Theatre

Friday, Jul 19: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Keynote Speaker
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Discover OSU

At Discover OSU there is something for everyone! Learn about hydrogen powered vehicles, the 3-D vertual world of Beaver Island, bacteria generating electricity from wastewater, find out what mud is made out of and see strawberry DNA. Don't forget to try out the  segway and make your own UV bracelet - but watch out for the expoding volcano! Demos and activities for all ages. OSU Solar Team Car pictured below.

 

OSU Lower Campus

Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Discover OSU
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Astronomy

 

OSU Lower Campus

Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Astronomy
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Green Town

Green Town showcases businesses and organizations that incorporate sustainability in their practices, services, and products.

 

OSU Lower Campus

Friday, Jul 19: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Green Town
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F.I.R.S.T. Robotics

Get a high-tech view at this exhibition match of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Regional F.I.R.S.T. robotics competitors.

 

11th Street, near the main entrance

Saturday, Jul 20: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
F.I.R.S.T. Robotics
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Stargazing Party

It's a stargazing party at Central Park!

 

Central Park, Corvallis

Saturday, Jul 16: 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 20: 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Stargazing Party
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Closing Keynote Speaker

Steve Amen, the host of Oregon Field Guide shares some of his favorite spots in Oregon.  A visual feast of high desert, coast, mountains and desert locations.

 

Kearney Hall (OSU)

Sunday, Jul 21: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Keynote Speaker

da Vinci Days Speakers

Stories from the Edge of Science by OSU faculty on science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM)

For Vidoe link, click on the Speaker Name below:

Jack Barth

Dan Rockwell

Marty Fisk

Seri Robinson

Andrew Thurber

Tiffany Garcia

Skip Rochefort

Zach Dunn

Michael Wing

More details about these stories are further noted below.

 

112 Kearney Hall (OSU)

Saturday, Jul 20: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 21: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
da Vinci Days Speakers
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Flights of Fancy

Leonardo, born in Vinci, Italy, possessed a genius which went far beyond simply being a remarkable artist. He was, perhaps, the first European interested in a practical solution to flight. Leonardo designed a multitude of mechanical devices, including parachutes, and studied the flight of birds as well as their structure. About 1485 he drew detailed plans for a human-powered ornithopter (a wing-flapping device intended to fly).  The notion of a human-powered mechanical flight device, patterned after birds or bats, recurred again and again over the next four centuries.

 

OSU Lower Campus

Friday, Jul 19: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Jul 20: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, Jul 21: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Flights of Fancy
 
 
  

Corvallis loves to learn!
Check out Science Pub Corvallis

  • When: Second Monday of the month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Come early for food, drink, and to get a seat!

Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading researchers and scientists, all while enjoying food and drinks. Don't expect a remote speaker behind a distant podium. Instead, experience an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required; just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge!

Science Pub is open to anyone and everyone, no admission fee or RSVP required.
Co-sponsored by the Downtown Corvallis Association and
OMSI.

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