Entries by Lizzi Skipper

The Science of Cross Country Running Training

By Owen Beck “Is this normal?” asked Agnes Scott College’s newest head Cross Country Coach, Molly Carl, referring to a 90-degree fall day last year, “Shouldn’t it have cooled off a bit by now?” Welcome to Hotlanta! While this Northerner may still be acclimating to Georgia’s sweltering heat, Coach Carl is very familiar with successful […]

The Science of Spirits with Old Fourth Distillery

By Kellie Vinal Old Fourth Distillery, nestled in the heart of Old Fourth Ward, is well known around Atlanta as a purveyor of hand-made vodka, gin, and their signature ginger lemon liqueur, Lawn Dart. It hasn’t always been easy to get locally sourced spirits, though. In fact, Old Fourth is the first legal Atlanta distillery […]

The Science Behind Cheese with Decimal Place Farm

By Kellie Vinal You might not expect it, but nestled just southeast of the city limits of Atlanta lies a 40-acre oasis of grazing pastures and scrubby brush that 40 adorable adult dairy goats call home. Those in the know will tell you it’s where to find the best goat cheese in town — Decimal […]

Science ATL Delivers Year-Round Special Events, Educational Opportunities to Metro Atlanta

This Extension of Atlanta Science Festival Now Accepting Corporate Sponsorships The creators of Atlanta Science Festival ­–the immensely popular, annual celebration of science and technology– proudly announce the formation of Science ATL. Science ATL offers all of the wonder, discovery, and excitement of the Atlanta Science Festival year-round. This includes hosting science-themed events and educational […]

#ATLSciChat with @EmoryHealthcare

In case you missed our Twitter Chat with Emory Healthcare physicians, Dr. Scott Boden and Dr. Amadeus Mason, check out the conversation on the science behind sports medicine here. #ATLSciChat with @Emory Healthcare  

Tiny ALEX Begins Her Journey to #ATLSciFest 2018 with #TinyDoorsATL

Tiny ALEX (Atlanta’s Lead EXplorer) is ready for #ATLSciFest 2018 and has started to explore the city by visiting one of Atlanta’s most prized public art exhibits – Tiny Doors ATL. Founded in 2014, Karen Anderson and Sarah Meng created this Atlanta-based art project consisting of evolving interactive installation pieces that bring wonder to tiny […]

The Science Behind the Circus with Imperial OPA

How do circus performers balance a ladder on their chin? How does inertia affect aerial shows? The science behind the circus is both intriguing and entertaining, so we’ve turned to Imperial Opa member John Indergaard to help us learn a bit more.​ John, a self-described “general goofy person,” began juggling at seven-years-old in P.E. class […]

The Science Behind Ice Cream with High Road Ice Cream

How is the matter that makes up traditional ice cream, soft serve, custard, and sherbet different? What elements make ice cream the chilly, luxurious treat we all love? The science behind ice cream is both fascinating and delicious, so we’ve turned to High Road Ice Cream owner Keith Schroeder to help us learn a bit […]

Science Chat on Climate Change with Dr. Marshall Shepherd

If you have been following the news lately, it seems like climate change is a hot topic. We wanted to know more about what scientists are saying about the earth’s evolving climate, so we went straight to a leading expert in the field, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, at our Twitter chat last month. Dr. Shepherd is […]