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Science Night a community success thanks to Students of Science (SOS)

Posted on Apr 14, 2014
Students of Science promote a fun,educational,learning program on campus
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Amar Gurung blows bubbles demonstrating a dry ice science experiment on Science Night

Amar Gurung blows bubbles demonstrating a dry ice science experiment on Science Night

The Students of Science conducted another amazing Science Night event Friday, April 11 at UW-Superior with over 70 students giving presentations covering all areas of science. Science Night was again a huge success thanks to the students, faculty, staff and volunteers that helped make it an engaging community event. Students of Science continue to be great ambassadors for the campus!

Professor Gizmo dazzled the audience packed into Erlenbach Hall for two, one hour shows dealing with science for all ages. The Raptor Center of Minneapolis awed the audience as they learned about the live eagles, hawks and owls seen on stage. The Superior Middle school presented ten award winning science fair projects with a total of 17 students involved. Off campus organizations such as the Zoo, Great Lakes Aquarium, Superior Veterinary Clinic and Duluth Children's Museum brought fantastic programs to campus to entertain and educate the public. The Lake Superior Research institute, NERR and the Wisconsin DNR participated and the list goes on and on and on.

Senior Caitlin Daudt is co-president of the Students of Science (SOS) and said they were expecting about 1,000 people for the event. She and Oliva Krause and the SOS organized the annual program that featured senior research projects, 50 displays and nearly three dozen volunteers. Krause also helped out with the food portion of the night.

The popular Science Night program has been running for at least 15 years and featured displays in Barstow Hall and Swenson Hall for the community to take part in.

Daudt said the entire science department was going to be involved in the project and couldn't thank them enough for their support. Others who also made the night a success were Sandy Orr, Carol Lindberg and facilities management staff.

Science Night is fully sponsored, organized, funded and implemented by the student organization Students of Science (SOS) and was free and open to the campus and the community.

News Contact: Tom Hansen | 715-394-8260 | thansen7{atuws}
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