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Everything is Science city-wide festival returns with 'timely' theme

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Each year, a group of students and employees at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and campus and community partners work together to show Lexington that science is all around us, not just in the research labs. Everything is Science is held at different locations throughout the city, with events happening Monday through Friday. The festival features presentations, demonstrations, and conversations in laid-back spaces, like local restaurants, pubs, and breweries. Speakers aim to bring an uncomplicated approach to topics that we may not initially consider science-related. Dr. Greg gets a preview from coordinating committee member Dr. Lou Hirsch.

More about Lou:

Dr. Hirsch is assistant professor of plant pathology in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment:

UK College of Pharmacy

Outside of instruction, Lou’s focus is providing effective science outreach to the community and K-12 school districts throughout Kentucky. Lou is specifically interested in helping science teachers introduce plant pathology research into their classes, and tailor their curricula to the Next Generation Science Standards. Lou has hosted workshops and symposia with local K-12 science teachers and researchers at regional universities to help structure successful collaborations between educators. His outreach work is aimed toward improving the quality and dynamism of science education in the Commonwealth, and improving the broader impacts of research conducted at the University of Kentucky.

Here's the entire schedule for the 2023 Everything is Science Festival:

  • Monday, 2/20: Future 
    • West Sixth Brewing (501 W. Sixth Street) 
      • 6:00 PM: Delivering Future Racehorses into the World - Dr. Katy Dern, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
      • 6:30 PM: Revving Up for a Sustainable Future - Mike Proctor, Evolve KY
      • 7:00 PM: Farmers & Futurists - Travis Parman, AppHarvest
      • 7:30 PM: Blueprint for a Brighter Future - Drs. Terry Hinds and Simon Fisher, UK HealthCare
  • Tuesday, 2/21: Present 
    • Pivot Brewing (1400 Delaware Avenue)
  • Wednesday, 2/22: Past 
  • Thursday, 2/23: Time Travel 
    • Old North Bar at Greyline Station (101 W. Loudon Avenue) 
      • 6:00 PM: What if a Party Were Held for Travelers from the Future and No One Showed Up? - Dr. Rob Lodder, UK College of Pharmacy
      • 6:30 PM: Beyond Time (and Faith) - Dr. Rachael Brooks, New Hope Church
      • 7:00 PM: Time Travel and Einstein's Theory of Relativity -  Dr. Al Shapere, UK College of Arts & Sciences
      • 7:30 PM: Travel Through Time into a Libertarian Future - Dr. Charles Altendorf, Kentucky American Water Company
  • Friday, 2/24: LIVE! 

All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.