Utah’s most innovative scientists and inventors show off their work at Natural History Museum


Utah’s most innovative scientists and inventors will gather on August 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to showcase their cutting-edge work at the Science of Invention Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center, 201 Wakara Way, University of Utah.

The festival is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s traveling exhibit, Nature’s Ultimate Machines, featuring design ingenuity in nature that has inspired scientists worldwide. Visitors will:

  • Interact with new technology from industry leaders like Microsoft, Sarcos Robotics and more!
  • Meet local inventors who have taken their ideas from an idea to reality
  • Test their innovative spirit with hands-on design challenges and see how much they know about Utah’s famous inventors

Shop Talk Lectures will feature:

12:30 p.m. – Elpitha Tsoutsounakis, Design and the Creative Process

1:30 p.m. – Allie Robins, Entrepreneurial Inspiration

2:30 p.m. – Dr. Greg Clark, Luke Skywalker: From Science Fiction to Real-Word Science & Engineering

Design Challenges for all ages will take place around the Museum, including:

  • Transportation Challenge in the Earth Lab
  • STEM Challenge in the Naturalist Lab
  • Engineering Challenge in the Dry Caves area

Museum general admission also gets you into and the Nature’s Ultimate Machines exhibit that presents more than 130 specimens, replicas, videos, interactive displays and biomimicry innovations that illustrate the great diversity of biological designs.

For additional information, visit nhmu.utah.edu.

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