Saturday, October 21, 2017

Third Annual Scientific Maker Exhibit, Cal Poly Pomona, June 11-15

AAAS Pacific Division logo    We are pleased to announce the third annual Scientific Maker Exhibit at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Annual Meeting. The meeting is at Cal Poly Pomona, in Pomona, California, an eastern suburb of Los Angeles, June 11-15, 2018.

It is now feasible to use “maker” technologies like 3D printing, Arduino electronics, sensors, and the like to make data visualizations, experimental equipment and more. It is also possible to enable citizen scientist collaborators who cannot only take data for professional scientists, but follow open source plans to create their own equipment. Are you one of the pathfinders that has actually tried to do one of these things?

Exhibits in this session consist of a table or half-table, with limited availability of power. This is intended to be a “third way” of presenting, as an alternative to the usual conference options of a paper or a poster. Note that there is no provision for hanging a poster at the Scientific Maker Exhibit – presenters get a table that they staff for a couple of hours. The intent is to present and explain 3D prints, low-cost Arduino-based equipment, etc. and to allow attendees to interact with what is being presented.

This professional scientific conference, but students can compete (primarily undergrad and grad students) for prizes. Submission deadline is April 15, 2018. Presenters have to register for the meeting.

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