Robotics Among Nine Areas Featured at Community Science Day

Annual exploration will be held April 16 from 1-4 p.m. in The College of Wooster’s Taylor Hall

04 April, 2016 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio - The rapidly growing field of robotics will be among nine disciplines featured when The College of Wooster hosts Community Science Day on Saturday, April 16, from 1-4 p.m. The event, which also includes experiments and hands-on demonstrations in astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics, will be held in Taylor Hall (308 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public, and complementary refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon.

The popular day of discovery 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 for each site 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 eight 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) or online.