Ninth Annual Community Science Day Scheduled for April 8

Record number of student organizations expected to participate this year

31 March, 2017 by Hugh Howard

WOOSTER, Ohio – Community Science Day, the popular annual event in which College of Wooster students and faculty share their passion for the sciences with experiments and hands-on demonstrations geared towards local children, will take place on Saturday, April 8, from 1-4 p.m., at Taylor Hall (308 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

This year, a record number of student clubs are expected to participate, according to John Linder, organizer of the event and chair of the department of physics. The fields of astronomy, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and robotics will all be represented, with stations set up throughout the four levels of Taylor Hall.

Science Day has a long history at Wooster, but the most recent generation emerged from the Physics Club Outreach Program, an award-winning endeavor through which students from the College performed physics demonstrations at local elementary schools. While doing so, club members realized their demonstrations were not accessible to all students in the community and not all sciences were represented, so in an effort to reach a wider audience, Community Science Day was reformatted nine years ago.

The event is organized by the Physics Club with funding from the Student Government Association. For more information call (330) 263-2478 or email jmiddleton@wooster.edu.