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ICAT Playdate — Inspire at the Virginia Tech Science Festival - Science is bigger than you think

September 9, 2022

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Scientific thinking is using good information to make decisions and come to conclusions. It is used in every academic discipline. The Center for Educational Networks and Impacts (CENI) invites faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines to bring their most inspiring ideas, demonstrations, and experiences for children to the Virginia Tech Science Festival on November 12. At this playdate, we'll discuss how the festival inspires, connects, and impacts learners in our networks. Learners include children, parents, caregivers, undergraduates, grad students, community members, and faculty - on both sides of the festival table. We'll discuss strategies for creating impactful experiences that are rewarding for everyone involved, how grant-funded broader impacts can be woven into the festival experience, how the festival connects to our public school and museum networks, and how we measure impact in informal learning.


  • Phyllis Newbill, CENI


  • September 9, 2022


  • 8:30am EDT
     Networking & Donuts at Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC
  • 9am EDT
     Presentation begins in the Community Assembly and 360 Online

Virginia Tech faculty can receive Professional Development Network (PDN) credit for attending

  1. Register at 
  2. Check in with Phyllis Newbill during the event.

Location: Community Assembly, Creativity and Innovation District LLC