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May 10, 2011 > Science Alliance Week highlights new technologies

Science Alliance Week highlights new technologies

Submitted By Brett Nelson and Clyde Mann
Photos By Brett Nelson

Green technology and its importance in providing science solutions of tomorrow is the subject of Science Alliance Week, May 16 - 20, at Warm Springs Elementary School in Fremont. The focus will be clean technology and sustainability.

During the week, students will participate in a myriad of science-related activities. Science Fair entries will be on display and school day highlights include presentations by keynote speakers at each grade level with hands-on demonstrations. Scheduled to participate are: Kevin Surace, CEO Serious Materials; Bill James, Founder of JPODS; Vance Vredenburg, S.F. State University Biology Department, and Jack Newman, Co-Founder/Senior V.P. of Research, Amyris.

Science Alliance Week culminates Thursday, May 19 with an evening event open to the public; scientists, CEOs and community leaders will discuss current and future science and technology trends. A roundtable panel discussion, "Science and Solutions for Tomorrow: Redefining Suburbia," will feature Assemblyman, Bob Wieckowski; Bill James, JPODS; Randy Knox, Adobe; Michelle Mesler, IBM; Mike Hart, Sierra Energy; and Chris Busch, Apollo Alliance.

This event is designed to invite parents and the community to a dialogue about the importance of current science and technology issues in society. It can also generate student interest in preparation necessary for jobs in a future global economy. These relationships are crucial to help reestablish the importance of science education within our society and reinstate the United States as the world leader of innovation.

Science Alliance Evening and Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, May 19
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: Food kiosks and green technology vendors
6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Light show, music and introductions
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Roundtable panel discussion: "Science and Solutions for Tomorrow: Reinventing Suburbia."

Warm Springs Elementary School
47370 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
(510) 656-1611
Free, open to the community

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