College of Wooster to Host Community Science Day on April 11

Astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics featured

30 March, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster will host the seventh annual Community Science Day on Saturday, April 11, in Taylor Hall (308 E. University St.). The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Complementary refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

Experiments and hands-on demonstrations in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and even dentistry will be featured on this popular day of discovery. The event is designed to engage young minds through interactive projects, but is open to anyone interested in science, regardless of age. Stations will be set up throughout Taylor Hall, and participants will receive a passport and sticker for each demo they visit.

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 perform physics demonstrations at local elementary schools. While doing so over the years, club members realized that 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, Science Day was recreated seven years ago.

The event is organized by the Physics Club with funding from the Student Government Association. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2478), e-mail, or online.