BLACKSBURG, Va., April 17, 2013 – On April 27 from 10am to 3pm, Kids’ Tech University invites children and families to test out Golab, a fully functional and customized mobile laboratory. Housed within a semi tractor trailer, Golab tours the US showcasing the latest in scientific instrumentation.

The trailer will arrive on April 26th and will provide demonstrations for undergraduate and graduate programs. On April 27, the trailer will be parked outside of Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. Hands-on science demonstrations will take place in the trailer all day. Admission and parking are free.

In addition to the activities within the trailer, children can participate in:

-egg drop
-straw rocket building
-Virginia Tech police K-9 unit demonstrations
-robotic arm demonstrations

All are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy the activities at your own pace and get hands-on experience with scientific research!

This event is co-hosted by:
~Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech
~Virginia 4-H
~Quasar Instruments
~Virginia Tech RASC-AL Design Team
~Virginia Tech Biochemistry Club
~Virginia Tech Lunabotics

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is a premier bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology research facility that uses transdisciplinary approaches to science, combining information technology, biology and medicine. These approaches are used to interpret and apply vast amounts of biological data generated from basic research to some of today’s key challenges in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural sciences. With more than 240 highly trained multidisciplinary, international personnel, research at the institute involves collaboration in diverse disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, biology, plant pathology, biochemistry, systems biology, computational immunology, statistics, economics, synthetic biology and medicine. The large amounts of data generated by this approach are analyzed and interpreted to create new knowledge that is disseminated to the world’s scientific, governmental and wider communities.

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Contact:

Tiffany Trent
540-231-6822
ttrent@vbi.vt.edu

April 30, 2013