Calendar of Events for 2020
1. Mound Cold War Discovery Center, January 22 (Wednesday, 7 PM) Location: Mound Cold War Discovery Center, 1075 Mound Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Jerry Black will present a talk titled “SpaceX: Revolutionizing Space Transportation”. This talk is free and open to the public.
2. TechFest, February 15 (Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM) & February 16 (Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM). Location: Sinclair Community College, David Ponitz Center (Building 12), 301 West Fourth Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. TechFest is a family event with many organizations participating that is aimed at inspiring K – 12 grade students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The Mars Society will have a display. Also, John Thomas will present a talk titled “Mars Insight and Beyond”. Volunteers are needed to help staff our display table at this event.
3. Loveland Intermediate School Science Day, March 13 (Friday 8:50 AM to 2 PM). The Mars Society is one of several organizations providing speakers at this event, which is aimed at inspiring 5th and 6th grade students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Jerry Black and Lyle Kelly will give a short presentation and an interactive exercise to 6 different classes.
4. Cincinnati Science & Engineering Expo, March 14 (Saturday 8 AM till noon). This event is a regional science fair for students grades 6 - 12 that is held at the University of Cincinnati. The students that participate in the science fair are very bright and have an interest in science and engineering. The Ohio Mars Society provides two prizes (first place $100 and second place $50) for projects pertaining to space science, technology, or exploration. We supply our own judges to pick the winners of these prizes. Breakfast is provided, followed by a judges training session, followed by the judging. We’re done judging by lunch time, then a free lunch for the volunteers is provided. Volunteers are much needed to act as judges to pick the winners of the Mars Society prizes.