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the molecular structure of ice cream
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Summer Funday: Ice Cream Day

Learn to make your own ice cream treat…with science!

A child smiles when a ball rolls down a ramp.
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Summer Funday: Fun with Physics

From rollers to resistors, from magnets to mirrors, our tabletop demonstrations help you explore the forces of motion and energy of our universe.

A graphic that reads Science of the Human Body
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Science@Stockmen’s Park

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. As part of this month’s Science of the Human Body event, The Lawrence-On-the-Go will present our Lights! Optics! Action! activity.

Map of the World
11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Science at Cal – Uncovering the Past: Using Genetic Data to Understand Human History and Evolution

Recent advances in sequencing DNA have opened up new opportunities to use genetic data to improve our understanding of human history and evolution. For example, genetic data can be used to reconstruct migration patterns, understand how genomes change across different species or lineages, and understand how our evolutionary history impacts disease and adaptation. To illustrate this work, Dr. Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology and Center of Computational Biology, will discuss two ongoing projects.

A child is looking at an insect on a leaf
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Summer Funday: Bug Bonanza

Look carefully… Six legs? Eight legs? Fourteen? Let’s observe bugs up close and see what we can learn!

Andrea Naranjo Soledad and colleague
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Caminos de la Ciencia: El Poder de la Conciencia Ambiental y la Comunidad: de Colombia al UC Berkeley

Antes de haberse mudado a Estados Unidos, Andrea Naranjo Soledad, estudiante de doctorado en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, vivió en Bogotá, Colombia, donde vio a muchas comunidades viviendo con aire y agua contaminada, falta de alimentos, y con falta de instalaciones sanitarias. Esto la motivó a encontrar formas de ayudar a las comunidades de bajos recursos a tener acceso al agua potable. En esta presentación, ella nos compartirá cómo sus experiencias junto con el apoyo de su comunidad la ayudaron a entrar al programa de doctorado en UC Berkeley.