Posted: Sun 9:23 PM, Nov 24, 2013
Kids, parents and fans of science all across Pitt County took part in “a journey through space and time” in downtown Greenville.
The event was put on by the Go-Science organization at the Tipsy Teapot from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday. East Carolina University students studying science, mathematics, engineering, technology and even medicine utilized simple but exciting science projects to demonstrate important skills demanded by today’s workforce.
The Go-Science organization is a non-profit with funding coming from the community. They are building a state of the art facility on the corner of Dickinson and Ficklen Streets. The new Go-Science center will launch a satellite into space in the spring of 2014 as well as bury a time capsule underground to be opened in 50 years.
“With this event we’re bringing children and adults and families here to learn about the science and technology associated with the satellite launch as well as some of the history and archaeology associated with the time capsule burial that’ll be happening in the spring,” said Roger Conner, Go-Science Executive Director.
According to Go-Science, 62% of jobs currently available in America require science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine skills and only 21 percent of students graduate with these skills. For more information, visit go-science.org.