I had the opportunity to join other ASHRAE members from the Golden Gate and San Jose Chapters to volunteer at the Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Organized and led by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), in collaboration with hundreds of the Bay Area’s premier science, cultural, and educational establishments, the 2018 Bay Area Science Festival offers a series of events over nine days all across the Bay Area.
This free event included dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, games and activities for all ages. It included hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers. The entire ballpark was packed with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark.
Our ASHRAE Booth was located inside the ballpark on the Clubhouse level, in a very heavily trafficked area. The booth cost was $500, which was split between the two Chapters. The hours of operation were from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. For our demonstration we utilized ASHRAE’s Pressure Drop STEM kit activity, but with biodegradable straws and edible soap. We also had a bubble blowing machine set up to