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Community Outreach, Research, Science & Technology

Kids of All Ages Enjoy a Saturday Filled with Science

11/01/2012 02:48 PM

More than 1,600 children and parents packed the outer ring of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for Super Science Saturday, sponsored by the LSU Department of Chemistry, the LSU Athletic Department and the American Chemical Society,
on Oct. 27.

From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. kids and their families moved from station to station participating in hand-on activities that taught some of the basics of science.
Activities included making brass pennies, shrinking balloons in liquid nitrogen, and learning about the minerals present in everyday items.

The activities were led by representatives from industry, the chemistry department, science student organizations and the local chapter of the American Chemical Society.  

Some of the organizations participating this year included BASF; ExxonMobil; LSU student affiliates of the American Chemical Society; Iota Sigma Pi, the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry; LSU Food Science; LSU Physics Society; LSU Geology Club; LSUGeauxTeach and the Cain Center; LSU LA-SIGMA; the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO; and Solutions through Science.