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Students of Science organization at UW-Superior

Posted on May 14, 2014
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UW-Superior SOS doing roadside clean-up recently.

UW-Superior SOS doing roadside clean-up recently.

This week's Student Organization of the Week is coming off hosting another successful Science Night at UW-Superior. Students of Science (SOS) is an academic club led by student presidents' Caitlin Daudt and Olivia Krause.

The mission is to expand horizons and reach out to the campus and community while providing science related opportunities to enrich students in their education. The club provides a relaxed atmosphere to students where they can pursue their science interests.

The club hosted Science Night, the largest event held on campus, at UW-Superior April 11 at UW-Superior with over 70 students giving presentations covering all areas of science. Daudt, a senior, said they were expecting about 1,000 people for the event. She and Krause and the SOS organized the annual program that featured senior research projects, and 50 displays.

It is a completely student run event, but Daudt acknowledges it wouldn't be possible without all the students, staff, faculty, and volunteers that help out. The evening is filled with fun and interactive science displays and shows. The group would like to thank all who participated in the event, as it was a great Science Night!

Daudt, who joined the club three years ago, says she was hooked on SOS after two former club leaders and friends talked her into going to one of the clubs' events. "It's a group that celebrates all the interesting and fun aspects of science" said Daudt, who was also once club secretary in her time with the group.

Other than Science Night, the club hosts and participates in many events such as celebrating Darwin Day and Carl Sagan Day; roadside clean-up; Science Night; bake sales for Pi Day; and sometimes have group trips. This year they went to the Minnesota Zoo, but have gone to the Science Museum, the Aquarium, the Lake Superior Zoo, and even a trip to Chicago.

The group also took part in a recent highway cleanup and the Girl Scout Kaleidoscope that was held May 3 in the YU. SOS also did a density demonstration as well as a team building exercise for the group.

Daudt enjoys that everyone brings something special to the table for SOS. "Some of us have many different majors, hobbies, or graduations statuses. We are very diverse, but when we come together as Students of Science we can all show our inner 'science geek' and be comfortable."

She encourages anyone interested to learn more about the group, to attend a weekly meeting Thursdays from 6-7pm during the school year. You can 'like' them on Facebook (UWS Students of Science), sign-up on the mailing list through Sandy Orr (Barstow 202), and/or love science!

STORY BY STUDENT WRITER/REPORTER HOPE ROFF

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