2016 ~ Present | Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Science Festival, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Science Tavern


To produce novel, creative media about recent scientific discoveries and engineering innovations. These include but are not limited to: interactive museum-style exhibitions, online articles and videos, and festival exhibits. Specifically, the team will create one exhibit or demo per semester, and each team member will publish bi-weekly in the online science magazine Charged.

Charged publishes on any topic related to science and engineering and recent articles have covered:

  • NASA and the space program
  • Female scientists
  • Bizarre stories scientists collect when working in the field
  • Science comics
  • Big Data Ethics
  • Climate Change
  • Deadly minerals
  • The chemistry of home brewing

Issues Involved or Addressed

How can we use what we know about how people learn to improve science education outside of the traditional classroom? How can science writing (i.e. journalism or creative science writing), exhibits at educational institutions (i.e. science centers, botanical gardens, zoos and aquariums), and events like science festivals affect the public’s understanding of and enthusiasm for science? How can we use science to create more effective informal science education?

Methods and Technologies

  • Web Technologies
  • Video Editing
  • Illustration
  • Writing
  • Making (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, etc.)
  • Electronics and Electrical Design
  • Coding
  • Interpreting Science-speak into Language Anyone Can Understand

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Global Development
  • IT Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Computational Media
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS asynchronous, case-by-case
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous, case-by-case
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Construction and Facility Management
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology
  • Urban Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Logistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Robotics
  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Chinese
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • Economics and International Affairs
  • French
  • German
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages
  • Global Media and Cultures
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Music
  • Pre-Law
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Open to all majors

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Klaus 1440
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Jennifer Leavey
  • College of Sciences
Dr. Ed Greco
  • Physics
Dr. Michael Evans
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • College of Sciences
Dr. Joseph Mendelson

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Science Festival, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Science Tavern

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