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Laureates' Laboratory
April 22 | 10:00AM-11:45AM
Included with General Admission; No Registration Required

Each year The Franklin Institute Awards honors individuals whose great scientific discoveries and technological innovations have benefited humanity, advanced science, launched new fields of inquiry, and deepened our understanding of the universe. As part of this week-long celebration, local students are given the opportunity to meet many of the nine 2014 Laureates at The Franklin Institute. Students will participate in interactive demonstrations highlighting the scientific concepts behind the work of The Franklin Institute Award winners, who are some of the greatest scientists and engineers of our time.

>> Meet Dr. Edmund Clarke, winner of the Bower Award for Achievement in Science, and learn how his development of "model checking" made computer systems (including those in cars, planes, medical devices, and communication technologies) more reliable.
>> Explore how to unlock the secrets of the Earth's past magnetic field with Dr. Lisa Tauxe, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science.
>> See how data is stored on our hard drives with winners of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering, Dr. Shunichi Iwasaki and Dr. Mark Kryder.
>> Learn how antibiotics work and how bacteria can develop resistance to them with Dr. Christopher Walsh, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.
>> Learn about Cryo-Electron Microscopy and how it can be used to investigate the mechanism of protein synthesis in cells with Dr. Joachim Frank, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science.
>> Discover how Dr. Ali Nayfeh, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering, used novel methods to model complex engineering systems in structural dynamics, acoustics, fluid mechanics and electromechanical systems.
>> Meet Dr. Daniel Kleppner, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, and discuss his many pioneering contributions to discoveries involving the interaction of atoms with electromagnetic fields and the behavior of atoms at ultra-low temperatures.

NEW! Become a Member—FREE!
Show your students the importance of lifelong learning in science by becoming a Franklin Institute Member! Certified/Licensed Grade PreK-12 Classroom Teachers who work in public, private and charter schools in PA, NY, NJ, DE and MD are eligible to receive a FREE Individual Membership (Value: $50). Members receive unlimited admission to the science museum and Fels Planetarium, plus discounts on special exhibits, and theater passes. Need more coverage than just yourself? Upgrades are available to bring a spouse or guest, and for Family level Memberships. To sign up as a Member, call 215.448.1200 and mention code FTPMEM. This code cannot be redeemed online or on-site at The Franklin Institute.

DID YOU KNOW? The Franklin Institute is not only a field trip destination—but also can bring science right to your school! Our Traveling Science program offers 14 different, dynamic shows for students in grades PreK-8 that help foster students' curiosity about science. What a great way to introduce or follow up a Franklin Institute field trip!

Why not also plan an overnight visit? School students are welcome to join us for Camp In, the museum's exclusive sleep over adventure! Take in theater shows, experience live science shows, and take part in hands-on demonstrations. Perfect for student councils, science clubs—or even the whole school!

Teacher Resources
All of The Franklin Institute's core and special exhibits can be used to support the achievement of National Science Education Content Standards. In addition, all of our Franklin 3D Theater and Tuttleman IMAX® Theater films can do so as well. Our Teacher Resources page offers the Curriculum Connections you need to plan your trip!

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215.448.1200 (Option 3) - 9:00AM-5:00PM, weekdays