The first annual (take that, USA Science an Engineering Festival) Virginia Science Festival starts this Saturday. Many events will take place in Roanoke (on October 11) and Blacksburg (on October 4), perhaps due to Blacksburg-based Virginia Tech sponsorship (along with the Science Museum of Western Virginia) of the Festival. However, events will take place throughout the Commonwealth.
Initial funding for the Festival was boosted by a 2013 grant from the Science Festival Alliance. Regrettably, I won’t be able to get to Southwest Virginia for the bulk of the events, but I am hoping for a strong turnout and interest in expanding the event for its second annual festival in 2015.