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2020 Festival (Canceled)

“Over the years, I have been part of many science events for the general public. The Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival stands among the very best. It is a high quality, wonderfully creative, world-class offering.” – Brian Greene


For the well-being of volunteers and attendees, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Physics & Engineering Festival which was scheduled for April 4, 2020. We are very thankful for your support of both the Festival and of science outreach.

See you at the next Festival on April 10, 2021

2020 Schedule of Events (Canceled)

Friday, April 3

The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet - Richard Panek
“My Trouble with Gravity”
Public lecture presented by Richard Panek, author of The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet.
7:00 pm Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Saturday, April 4

Hands-On Science
Hands-on Science
These interactive science exhibitions invite kids of all ages and adults to be astounded by all kinds of amazing phenomena, to experience them live, and just to play.
10:00 am – 3:30 pm Mitchell Physics and Mitchell Institute Buildings
Tom Noddy Bulbblology
Bubble Magic Show
Tom Noddy presents how bubbles work, what bubbles can do, and how to continue the experiments on your own at home.
11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall
Michael Fossum
“Living & Working in Space: Dream of a Lifetime”
Public lecture presented by Michael Fossum, NASA astronaut.
11:00 am Hawking Auditorium
Nancy Currie-Gregg
“Biomedical Challenges for Human Spaceflight”
Public lecture presented by Nancy Currie-Gregg, NASA astronaut.
2:00 pm Hawking Auditorium
5-Barrel Depth Charge Blast
5-Barrel Depth Charge Explosion
Video Preview
3:30 pm South-side of MPHY Building
David Saltzberg
“How did Amy and Sheldon win their Nobel Prize?”
Public lecture presented by David Saltzberg, science consultant on The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon.
4:00 pm Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Special Events*

NASA suit
NASA’S Driven to Explore Mobile Exhibit
This exhibit is a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA and, specifically, the International Space Station.
10:00 am – 3:30 pm Lot 5
Large Hadron Collider © 2005 Maximilien Brice, CERN
Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours
Experience a tour of the world’s largest and highest-energy particle collider ever built between France and Switzerland.
12:15 pm, 1:05 pm Hawking Auditorium
Cyclotron Institute
Cyclotron Institute Tour
Learn how a cyclotron works and get to see the ion source, control room, and at least one of the experimental halls. Register here!
10:30 am – 3:00 pm Cyclotron Institute
Low Temperature Extravaganza
Low Temperature Extravaganza
Have you ever seen air as a liquid or a solid? Come watch this fascinating stage of low temperature.
10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm Mitchell Physics Building, MPHY 213
Dave Lee's Lab
Dr. Lee’s Lab Tour
Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee. Limited spots available, RSVP required. Sign up here!
11:00 am – 12:30pm, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mitchell Physics Building, MPHY B41
Pictures With Reveille
Come meet Reveille–or Miss Rev, as she’s known on campus–the official mascot of Texas A&M. She has reigned as the First Lady of Aggieland since 1931!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm TBA
Yell Leaders
Yell Leaders
They are the official spirit organization of Texas A&M, leading Aggie fans in “yells” to get them amped up for what’s to come.
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Outside of MPHY and MIST buildings

* All times currently tentative

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