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Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day

March 9, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Members of the Georgia Tech community are opening their doors once again as part of the 11th annual Atlanta Science Festival. This year, Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day will serve as the kickoff event for the entire festival!

Whether your interests lie in robotics, brains, biology, space, art, nanotechnology, paper, computer science, wearables, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or systems engineering, you'll find a wide range of activities for guests of all ages. Engage in hands-on STEAM activities, explore exhibits, witness demonstrations, connect with student researchers, and discover the exciting advancements happening at Georgia Tech.

SHane Kimbrough

Meet an Astronaut!

Georgia Tech welcomes former NASA Astronaut and Georgia Tech Alumnus, Shane Kimbrough, to this year's Science and Engineering Day. Shane has spent 388 days in space during three missions. Learn about his adventures in space during one of three talks.

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 
  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • 1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Location: EARTH (The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design)

Activity Guide

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of thought-provoking and fun research activities unfolding at Georgia Tech! Engage with over 45 groups from across campus, each offering captivating hands-on science and engineering demonstrations.

Parking Info 🚙

Guests are invited to park at any of the following paid visitor parking areas:

Food Trucks 🥗

For guests looking for a bite to eat during the event, these two terrific Atlanta area food trucks will be parked on Atlantic Drive, between the Marcus Nanotechnology Building and the Parker H. Petit Biotech Building:


Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we enter the festival?

There is no designated entrance for the event, but we highly recommend starting your journey in The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Here guests may pick up their free interactive booklet to explore the festival.

What ages does this event serve?

Science is for everyone! Georgia Tech's Science and Engineering Day is family friendly and serves all ages.

What will we see at this event?

You will see a wide array of real science and engineering demonstrations at this event. We encourage all of our explorers to use caution when approaching demos that use chemicals, fire, or other hazardous materials.

Will water be available at this event?

Yes, there are water stations located in each of the designated host buildings.

What happens if it rains?

Most of the activities are located indoors. The event will take place rain or shine.

Is the event ADA accessible?

Yes. Georgia Tech's campus has ramps and elevators to assist with all types of individual travel. ADA parking is available in all visitor parking lots and decks.

Are pets allowed?

Only service animals are permitted.

Additional Events

The Southeastern Energy Conference - hosted by The Energy Club @ GT

March 8 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
March 9 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

As Atlanta rapidly becomes a hub for energy innovation and entrepreneurship, we are bringing together energy researchers and industry experts from across the country to discuss the newest technologies and challenge policy makers to have the same innovation. Join us for an interactive conversation on technology, policy, and business topics relevant to the Southeast’s energy space and become a part of Atlanta’s future! 

Piece of Mind: Film Screening and Workshop on Dementia Experiences

March 9 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Place yourself in the performer's shoes in this interactive workshop following the screening of Piece of Mind: Dementia - an artistic performance highlighting scientific research and lived experiences of dementia. Together, Piece of Mind performers and attendees will dissect specific scenes from the film, discussing the creative process and delving into the underlying information, emotions and metaphors through creative movement. This workshop is hosted by Montreal-based circus and dance artists and scientists/clinicians/advocates from local Atlanta institutes. 

Presented by Georgia Tech, Emory University, National Circus School of Montreal, and Centre for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (CRITAC)

Performing Data: Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Lived Experience Share the Stage

March 10 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Presented by Emory University, Georgia Tech, McGill University, National Circus School of Montreal - Centre for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer

How can we bring complex issues like Parkinson's Disease to life through the arts? Co-created by neuroscientists, performing artists, people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers, Piece of Mind unites neuroscientific knowledge and lived experiences on the same stage. Through impressive acrobats, absurd theatrics, moving choreographies, and audience participation, the artists seek to shed light on challenges and resilience in face of Parkinson's disease, address social stigma and misperceptions, and pique curiosity on current research avenues. Following the performance, we'll have a live panel with the research team, performers, and local experts on Parkinson's disease.

High School Math Day

March 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Science and Engineering Day will also host this year’s High School Math Day, a tradition at Georgia Tech since 1958. A day of logic puzzles, math demonstrations, and friendly competition, last year’s event saw over 250 students, parents, and teachers from 42 schools around the state.