Michigan Tech News

Science Spectacular Reveals the Fun Side of Science

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By Jennifer Donovan

 

Last Modified 10:43 AM, July 9, 2009

April 3, 2009—

Girls from across the UP and northern Wisconsin are coming to Michigan Technological University for a Saturday of science fun this weekend.

In a "Science Spectacular",a sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, women students from Michigan Tech will lead hands-on science projects such as Engineering Slime, Cosmetic Chemistry, Candy Cars and How Does Your Garden Grow? Different choices of activities target girls in grades K-3, 4-8 and 9-12.

Science Spectacular begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, and runs until 2 p.m. The activities will take place in the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building on the Michigan Tech campus.

Approximately 80 girls are preregistered for the event.

For more information contact Joan Chadde, coordinator of education programs for the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education at Michigan Tech, 906-487-3341, or Allison Potter, communications manager, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, 906-225-8020.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.