Going from big to small with Science Unwrapped

Science Unwrapped is an opportunity for the public to get hands-on experience with some of the latest science research at Utah State University.  They are commemorating their 10th year with a year-long celebration entitled ‘The Powers of Ten’. Maryann Muffaletto, public relations specialist who has been with the science-based program since its beginning, was a guest Monday on KVNU’s For the People program and talked about this school year’s theme.

“The powers of 10 is a system that all kinds of scientists, mathematicians and engineers use to understand very, very big things and very, very tiny things,” she explained.

They started presentations last fall about really big things with the titles “Cosmologic” and “Planetary”. They go small coming up on February 22nd with the presentation “Nano” with the discussion led by a USU biological engineer and a mechanical engineer.

“We find that sometimes people are intimidated by science and it shouldn’t be that way. This gives people an opportunity to experience science and even try some things on their own, to talk with scientists and learn a little bit more about what’s going on out there.”

They’ll go smaller on March 22nd with the title “Angstrom” then the final installment on April 12th is “Quantum”.  For more information about the program, go to usu.edu/unwrapped.


AUDIO: Maryann Muffaletto talks with Jason Williams about Science Unwrapped


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