Events scheduled for 2016 da Vinci Days

dvd-logoA reinvented da Vinci Days festival returns to Corvallis this spring and summer with events celebrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Events are free and open to the public. For the latest event information, visit

MAY 15-20

El Vecindario Creativo — The Creative Neighborhood
Sunday, May 15, 2 to 6 p.m.
Centro Cultural César Chávez/Beth Ray Center for Academic Support
SW 26th St. and SW Stadium Ave.

STEAM Speaker Series

Monday, May 16
Science: Air Pollution
Staci Simonich, professor of environmental and molecular toxicology

Tuesday, May 17
Technology: Human/Robot Interaction
Bill Smart, associate professor of mechanical engineering

Wednesday, May 18
Engineering: Timely Lessons for Oregonians from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
Ben Mason, assistant professor of civil and construction engineering

Thursday, May 19
Arts: Lee Ann Garrison, director of the School of Arts and Communication

Friday, May 20
Mathematics: Holly Swisher, associate professor of mathematics

All STEAM Speaker Series events begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday events are at Two Towns Cider House, 33930 SE Eastgate Circle. Thursday’s event is at Corvallis Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave.

Engineering Expo

Friday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kelley Engineering Center
SW Memorial Place and SW Campus Way

July 15-17

Keynote Address

Friday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Whiteside Theater
361 SW Madison Ave.
Jose Reyes, professor of nuclear engineering and chief technology officer, NuScale Power

Grand Kinetic Challenge | Children’s Village | And Much More

Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benton County Fairgrounds
110 SW 53rd St.

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