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The 21st annual Maryland Day took place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maryland Day is an exciting opportunity for prospective students and area residents to learn more about the University of Maryland. We hope you came out to the Department of Physics on Science & Tech Way for the events listed below. Check back next year for all the exciting events we have planned for 2020!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Physics Front Lawn

Can You Move Like a Cell?
Collective motion is very important to cells of all types. When skin cells move collectively they are better at healing wounds, and when immune cells work together they are better at detecting and eliminating infections. This interactive demonstration invites participants to "move like a cell" while a camera tracks individuals as they move around and play games like follow the leader. Participants can watch their motion live and will get scored on how collectively they move! Join us for this interactive exploration of collective motion and its role in everyday life!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Physics Front Lawn

Exploring Networks Across Scales with COMBINE
Networks are everywhere, from the internet, to our brains, to interactions between our favorite movie characters. Join members of the University of Maryland's COMBINE program on an exploration of networks and learn how they are used to study phenomena we encounter in biology, physics, neuroscience, and more!

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Physics Makerspace

Physics Makerspace Tours
The Physics Makers @ UMD will be hosting tours in the physics makerspace, Vortex, every hour, on the hour from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The tours will also include interactive activities for children of all ages!

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Physics Front Lawn

Physics Is Phun: Demos
Physics is the science of how everything around us works, from fastballs to lasers, from stars in deep space to the phone in your pocket. Come join us for a day of fantastic physics demonstrations! Check out some of the tools physicists use to explore and understand the universe. Physics is exploring and changing the world around us every day; come try it out for yourself!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Physics Front Lawn

Smoke Ring Cannon
Make giant smoke rings! Two cannons make for amazing motion when rings collide!

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Physics Front Lawn

Think Quantum:  Magnetic Levitation
See levitating superconductors, cooled by liquid nitrogen, zoom around a magnetic track.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Physics Front Lawn

Radar Velocity 
Test your throwing ability at the Radar Velocity Detector Station.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Physics Front Lawn

Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream
Bet you haven't had ice cream like this! This homemade specialty tastes great and is safe for all ages. Try it, while supplies last.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Physics Front Lawn

Cosmic Ray Lab Tour
Come on a virtual journey as we tour our cosmic ray lab. Together students, physicists and engineers work in the lab to build state-of-the-art particle detectors to fly on gigantic balloons in Antarctica.