The ESSIC/CISESS Lightning Team – Guangyang Fang, Joseph Patton, Daile Zhang, and two students Damian Joseph Figueroa and Ashmita Pyne – went to celebrate the 8th Spooky Science Expo in Alexandria, VA. This was the first time CISESS/ESSIC scientists participated in this event.
The team demonstrated a game featuring Leon the Lion, a lightning safety mascot. Kids who played the game and learned the lightning safety rules earned candy and stickers. The team also exhibited the virtual reality application of lightning safety developed by the students.