Fri., Sept. 20; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium
Environmental Film Series: Science Fair

Join us monthly for an exciting environmental film screening and discussion series.

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September Screening: Science Fair

On Fri., Sept. 20 from 7 - 9 p.m., join us in Botany Hall Auditorium for a screening of Science Fair. Hailed by critics as "immensely likeable," "brilliant and quirky" and an "ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends," and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films' Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the DuPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science. 

This film screening is part of Science Engagement Week at Phipps. Join us for other activities throughout the week to learn more about the world of science both here at Phipps and in the world!

Join us after the film for a short discussion with Chuck Vukotich, a current member of the advisory committee for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Judge Chair for the Pennsylvania Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF). 

About the speaker: Chuck Vukotich is a current member of the judging advisory committee for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and Judge Chair for the Pennsylvania Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF).  His association with science fairs began in 1992. In addition, he chaired PRSEF in 2012, 2015, and 2018.  Mr. Vukotich recently retired from 45 year career in public health, working thirty years for Allegheny County Health Department and thirteen years at the University of Pittsburgh.

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How to Attend

Advance registration is required to attend the screening and is included with purchase of admission to Phipps through the link below. You will receive a ticket receipt to present at the admissions desk in print or on your smartphone on the evening of the screening. Phipps is open until 10 p.m. every Friday. Seating is limited and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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About the Series

Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps.

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