Eleventh Annual Community Science Day Scheduled for April 27

Record number of student organizations expected to participate this year

April 24, 2019   /  

Event Details

April 27, 2019 - 1-4 p.m.
Taylor Hall

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 27, from 1-4 p.m., at Taylor Hall (308 E. University St.). Admission is free and open to the public.

This year, a record number of student organizations are expected to participate, according to John Lindner, professor of physics and astronomy. The fields of astronomy, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, geology, health and dentistry, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, 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 11 years ago.

The event is organized by the physics club with funding from the Student Government Association. For more information, email Abigail Ambrose, president of the physics club, at aambrose20@wooster.edu.