Michigan Tech News

Science Spectacular Reveals the Fun Side of Science

Last Modified 10:43 AM on Thu Jul 9, 2009

By Jennifer Donovan

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 (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.