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August 2018 MSF partner events

Science doesn’t stop in Maine: MSF partners help us keep the focus on science year-round. Check out these public science events, see what’s happening near you, and remember that #scienceiseverywhere!


August 13, 9:00am – 4:00pm: Computer Science Day Open to the public, for all ages. Attendees can join presentations, hear from panelists from multiple industries, and visit booths with hands-on learning opportunities Topics include: What is Computer Science? What is it not? Where do we see it both in Maine and in our everyday lives? What is the skill set our students need to be successful in an evolving workforce that is coming to rely more and more on Computer Science? How can we foster more partnerships, collaboration, and access to resources between educators, non-profits and businesses? What resources exist to help educators integrate computer science into their teaching and learning practice? Register at

Maine State House (Hall of Flags), Maine State Library (Atrium), and Various Committee Rooms in the Maine State House, Augusta


August 7, 7:00pm: Primary Source Speaker Series: Personal Genetics of Addiction. Talk by Vivek Kumar, Assistant Professor, and Elissa Chesler, Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory. All ages.

August 14, 7:00pm: Primary Source Speaker Series: Analysis of Human Genomics on a Massive Scale. Talk by Steve Munger, Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory. All ages.

Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor