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STEM Night Brings Elementary Students to Science Center

May 1, 2015
Communications Staff

The second annual Prospect Elementary STEM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) will take place in the Oberlin College Science Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015. The purpose of the event is to introduce Prospect Elementary School students to STEM fields on a college campus.

Oberlin College faculty, staff, and student volunteers will conduct demonstrations and experiments. Featured departments include: biology, geology, neuroscience, chemistry, physics, and anthropology. This year, Natalia Viveros ’16 and Sydney Spiro ’15 are coordinating the event. Every registered Prospect student will receive a booklet of the hands-on experiments, goggles to keep, and a free book. In addition, there will be a raffle drawing for a microscope.

This event is sponsored by the Oberlin College chapter of America Reads, Eastwood/Prospect PTO, Oberlin College Bonner Scholars, and the Bill Long Foundation. This event is done in cooperation with the Oberlin College Bonner Center for Service and Learning (BCSL) and the Center for Learning, Education and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR).

The Oberlin College chapter of America Reads is part of a national community service work-study program, and is administered through the Bonner Center for Service and Learning at Oberlin College. The Bill Long Foundation “provides small grants to projects and activities that meet basic human needs or enrich the cultural life of the Oberlin community and its environment,” and tracks its activities online at Billlongfoundation.org.

This event is free, but registration is required. Registration information is available at Prospect Elementary or by contacting the co-coordinators at areads@oberlin.edu.

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