Supporting the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival

The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival begins Friday, October 15, and runs through October 22. Locations throughout the city are hosting science-related events, from a full-day “Cool Science Carnival Day” for kids on the 15th at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, to cave exploration, stargazing parties, geocaching, nature walks and meetings for “Geeks Who Drink” (over 21 geeks, that is). I’m helping with the geocaching event on the 22nd.  This event is geared towards kids. First, they have to solve puzzles to reveal the cache coordinates, and then travel to the coordinates over a 22-acre region. I’ll be explaining the science behind GPS and helping them to understand that GPS isn’t perfect, but it can lead to treasure!

Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) is a growing theme in the U.S., moving our youth toward a future where the U.S. remains in the top tier of technologically advanced countries. Many cities are holding their own science week activities, promoting science education and enabling our kids (and adults!) to understand the world around them. I’m proud to work for a company that encourages STEM activities and supports events like these. We’ll start here:  N39 01.605 W104 49.709, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Stop by if you’re in the area!

About Ted Driver

Ted leads the development of AGI's navigation technologies. Follow him on twitter at @teddriver and @GPSToday.
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One Response to Supporting the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival

  1. Thanks for the post Ted! And thank you AGI for your continued support and sponsorship of Cool Science Festival. AGI was a founding sponsor of our first ever festival last year, and returned this year to help us out once again. Please know how your generosity has helped the Festival grow. Our intent is to grow this event into a national-caliber festival over the next 2-4 years. This year’s progress has been huge. We’ve gone from one to eight days, and are expecting to reach 5000-7500 this year. An indicator that we’re getting somewhere, check out the half-page article that was published in this past weekend’s USA Today, “10 Great Places to See Science in the Works”: http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/10great/story/2011-10-06/10-great-places-to-see-science-in-the-works/50682736/1

    Great stuff. We’re bringing science, in a fun, informal, and approachable way, to a whole bunch of people in the Colorado Springs region — again, in no small part, because of AGI’s support. THANK YOU.

    Steve Rothstein,
    Chair, Cool Science Festival Planning Team
    President,
    Colorado Springs Science Center Project

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