UNMC booths add to SciFest fun

Members of the UNMC community are committed to supporting the Nebraska Science Festival. UNMC-affiliated booths at the event at the Durham Museum will include:

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Thursday and Friday
Have you ever wondered how you can hear the wonderful sounds around you? Visit the CS-CASH booth. Meet Heather the hearing mannequin and learn how we hear and how we can protect our hearing. While you are at the booth, play the ear anatomy guessing game and have Heather tell you whether you need to turn the volume of your music down, learn how to properly wear earplugs and receive a pair to take home.

Nebraska Medicine — ENT, Allergy & Audiology
Thursday and Friday
Ever met a giant nose? Here’s your chance. Meet Dr. Knows and learn about germs, how to protect yourself from them and what exactly an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doc does. This booth shows kids how to “properly” sneeze to prevent spreading germs. Kids will witness the dos and don’ts of sneezing with balloon boogers and germ confetti!

UNMC College of Public Health
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Check out the College of Public Health exhibit for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers that lead to making the world a safer and healthier place. Try the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering iPad application, “Want to be a bioengineer?”

For a complete schedule of events for the festival, click here.

UNMC is the presenting sponsor of the Nebraska Science Festival, and Nebraska Medicine is the platinum sponsor for the event.