'Day of Science' Festival to Take Place Alongside ASM Microbe
Washington, DC — The American Society for Microbiology will host a “Day of Science” festival on June 17 in Houston, Texas during the flagship annual meeting, ASM Microbe. This free and public event will allow attendees of all ages to engage with science through fun and unique hands-on activities. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite.
The “Day of Science” will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Lott Hall in Hermann Park. Attendees can see bioluminescence on display, make Agar art by painting with microbes, examine museum specimens from the Houston Museum of Natural Science and more.
ASM organizes public engagement opportunities every year during ASM Microbe to invite members of the local community where the annual meeting is taking place to meet with scientists, discuss specific interests and participate in science-focused activities. This year’s “Day of Science” is supported by Hardy Diagnostics, VWR and Edvotek. Participating organizations include the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), the Rice Physics Outreach Program (RicePOP) and the Texas Medical Center.
The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications, educational opportunities and advocacy efforts. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.