Press release from IPFW:

Hands-on Fun with Science: The 2010-11 Science Central Lunch with an IPFW Scientist Series

(September 3, 2010) – Why does Chemistry have a place in the kitchen as well as a photographer’s darkroom? Discover the answers and many more
surprising facts at this season’s 2010-11 Science Central Lunch with an IPFW Scientist Series. Eight Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) faculty members will present fun and informative hands-on sessions Oct. 2010 through May 2011.

The Lunch with an IPFW Scientist Series is designed for young people, ages 8-14, who have a budding interest in the sciences. Those who attend are able to see firsthand how various scientific processes work. After each presentation, which includes a hands-on activity, participants enjoy lunch with the presenter. The sessions are held the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Science Central.

Dates, presenters, and titles for this year’s series are as follows:

  • Oct. 9, 2010 – “Bald Eagles in Fort Wayne” – Winfried Peters, assistant professor of biology
  • Nov. 13, 2010 – “Chemistry of Alternative Photography” - Michael Columbia, associate professor of chemistry
  • Dec. 11, 2010 – “Soap Bubbles and Geometry” – Adam Coffman, associate professor of mathematics
  • Jan. 8, 2011 – “Making Music Magic with Computers” - Christopher Rutkowski, clinical assistant professor of music composition and technology
  • Feb. 12, 2011 – “Minds, Maps, and Mazes” – Carol Lawton, professor and chair of psychology
  • Mar. 12, 2011 – “Connecting Chemistry to Your Kitchen…Making Glue from Milk” – Karen Ericson, assistant professor of chemistry
  • Apr. 16, 2011 – “Electric Cars: No Fossil Fuels Required” - Gary Steffen, associate professor and chair of computer and electrical engineering technology and information systems and technology
  • May 14, 2011 – “Water and Wastewater Treatment-Yesterday and Today” – Dong Chen, assistant professor of environmental engineering

The programs are open to the public at a cost of $16 per person; $10 for Science Central members. Advance reservations are required and families are welcome.

For more information on the series, call Kathy Larsen, Science Central Special Programs Manager, at 260-424-2400, ext. 427. For reservations, call ext. 451.

Related websites:
IPFW
Science Central

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