Science on Screen®: Maine State Science Fair & the Film “Inventing Tomorrow”

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 135 min. Release Year: 2018

Please join us at The Gem for our fourth Science on Screen event! This event will happen Saturday, April 25th. We will have a presentation given by Stefany Burrell at 6:30pm, followed by the film Inventing Tomorrow at 7pm.

6:30pm: Stefany Burrell, “Maine Students’ Place-based Science Fair Projects that tackle Environmental Problems in their Communities”

Stefany Burrell, STEM Education Specialist for Maine Math & Science Alliance and Coordinator of the Maine State Science Fair, will join us at The Gem for the screening of the film Inventing Tomorrow. The film highlights students from around the world who are taking action to solve environmental problems in their communities. Work like this is also being done right here in Maine. Each year, hundreds of high school students participate in the Maine State Science Fair and share the projects they’ve conducted to address today’s important issues. They use science and engineering to tackle problems like water quality, cybersecurity, health & wellness, and renewable energy. These are just a few of the possibilities when a student enters the Fair, and what they learn throughout the process puts them a step closer to being prepared to enter today’s workforce. The Science Fair collaborates with Maine colleges and universities to offer scholarships to participants. The hope is to keep some of our best young scientists and engineers here in Maine where we’ll no doubt need their ingenuity to solve the challenges of the future.

7:00pm: Inventing Tomorrow

Film Synopsis: Passionate teenage innovators from around the world create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats.

This event will be free for ALL students thanks to the Science on Screen grant received by The Gem.

An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

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