Get ready to make, share, craft and be inspired! At this Social Science you’ll explore a variety of tools and techniques used by Makers to foster creativity, encourage hands-on, collaborative innovation and build community.
Labs, lectures and programming at this Social Science will include:
Explore the art and science of neon sign creation with the experts from Color of Neon.
Make Juniper Into Gin
Ever wondered how to turn juniper berries into gin for that refreshing gin and tonic? Learn from the experts from local Seven Troughs Distilling who will take you through the process of crafting your favorite spirits, and enjoy samples of some of their best offerings.
Visiting Scientist: Dr. Wanliang Shan
Dr. Shan, University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor of Engineering, will present examples of his research in the areas of soft robotics and biomedical devices.
DIY Screen Printing
Screen print your own T-shirt as you learn the zen of the squeegee in your own hands!
Who’s Got the Button?
Create your own wearable using a button maker and an assortment of templates.
Explore simple circuitry when you wire an LED to a battery and then toss it onto a communal art installation.
Try your hand at Tinkercad software to design and print your very own 3D creation.
Marshmallow Trick Shot
Use your ingenuity to design and build a apparatus that will accurately shoot a marshmallow at a target. The longest shot of the night wins a prize!
Create a custom piece of jewelry or art that shrinks when you heat it.
Make a mini robot out of a toothbrush that will move on its own while cleaning your counter tops.
Social Science is The Discovery’s wildly popular adults-only, brain building event series that features science demonstrations, hands-on labs, expert presentations, music from DJ StaxOFWax, and beer, wine, and sweet and savory bites from Whole Foods Market Reno.