Waterloo students engage the community at 21st Annual Science Open House

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The 21st annual Science Open House and Gem & Mineral Show will take place at the University of Waterloo this weekend, featuring more hands-on activities than ever before.

The event is full of fun for budding scientists, who can get a souvenir photo of themselves dressed up as scientists, pan for gold, extract banana DNA, explore a giant cell, concoct slime from household products and link tree rings to climate events, all while learning about chemistry, genetics, momentum and climate change.

For the first time, visitors can tour Velocity Science and the iGEM labs and meet with students who are taking their science ideas to competitions and turning them into businesses.

The popular Chemistry Magic Show takes place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“This event is such a great opportunity to engage with community members of all ages and to talk about all of the amazing things science enables us to do. I think that the undergraduate students sharing their passion for science are as excited as our young visitors,” said Heather Neufeld, manager of science outreach for the Faculty of Science at Waterloo. “This year, we’ve expanded the program and added more events to engage pre-teens even more.”

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)

Free public parking is available in Lot C.

For more information, please visit the website for the Science Open House and Gem & Mineral Show event site.

Media Contact:

Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@UWaterlooNews

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