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  • Jason Marshall, a senior postdoctoral scholar in mechanical and civil engineering, explains an experiment during Caltec
    Jason Marshall, a senior postdoctoral scholar in mechanical and civil engineering, explains an experiment during Caltech's 20th annual Take Your Children to Work Day .
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05/04/2017 10:30:14

Take Your Children to Work Day

Annual event aims to boost kids' interest in science and research

Caltech celebrated its 20th annual Take Your Children to Work Day on April 27, giving community members an opportunity to "introduce their children to the exciting things that go on at Caltech and to interest them in science, research, and possibilities for the future."

Pictured is Jason Marshall, a senior postdoctoral scholar in mechanical and civil engineering, showing off an experiment that he took up in a zero-gravity airplane to find out how sand behaves in such conditions.

Marshall and other Caltech students and postdocs volunteer in K–12 outreach programs through Caltech's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach. Children at today's event also took part in a scavenger hunt around campus and beat the heat with ice cream on the Beckman Institute patio.