Science on Screen is a science education program aimed at middle, high school, and college students. It presents lectures that highlight science conducted at LLNL paired with a popular feature film relevant to that science. The series is held at the State Theatre of Modesto, recipient of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In collaboration with the Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Science on Screen grant initiative program brings scientific presentations and films to cinemas nationwide.
The program presented the 2011 movie Contagion, now experiencing revived interest, several times as part of the Science on Screen series at the State Theatre and others nationwide. Here are links to two timely and educational presentations by LLNL researchers about Contagion. A trailer to the film is included in each link.
Members of LLNL’s Additive Manufacturing group gave another topical presentation on 3D printing to accompany the family-friendly film Big Hero Five. Here is the link to that presentation and movie trailer.
SCHEDULING NOTE: SCIENCE IN SPACE, THE 2020 SCIENCE ON SCREEN SERIES, HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL OF 2020.