Home >> Newsroom

INL News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2009

NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:
INL: Kortny Rolston, 208-526-0962, kortny.rolston@inl.gov
Utah Science Center: Ross Chambless, 801-618-9997, press@utahsciencecenter.org

INL sponsoring traveling science center

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho National Laboratory is co-sponsoring a traveling exhibit that will give local students a chance to learn about science through hands-on displays.

The “Leonardo on Wheels — Science” program will be at Eagle Rock Junior High School in Idaho Falls May 11-15. As part of the visit, the school will be hosting a Community Night on Wednesday, May 13, from 6 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Leonardo on Wheels — Science is the educational outreach program of the Utah Science Center. The program provides interactive, hands-on science displays for students in middle school and junior high. Its 12-15 exhibits include:

  • Micro-Worlds — See what everyday objects look like when magnified 200 times under a microscope.
  • Generator Bike — Convert the energy in your legs into electrical energy while comparing the energy input needed to power incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Digital Anatomy — Navigate through human anatomy (internal and external) with a computer dissection of a real cadaver.

The program is sponsored by major science- and technology-based companies, private foundations and the state of Utah. Idaho National Laboratory also is a key program sponsor.

“This is one example of INL’s ongoing outreach to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the state of Idaho,” said Roger Mayes, manager of the lab’s education programs division.

For more Information on Wednesday’s Community Night event, visit Utah Science Center or call The Leonardo at (801) 531-9800.

INL-09-015

Printer Friendly
Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office
Battelle