Students walking in front of Student Union

March 25, 2014

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Area students and their parents are invited to an evening of fun demonstrations and hands-on science experiments at Viterbo University’s “Fired Up for Science” event from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 3.

Rocket launches, intense flames, gummy bear sacrifices, liquid nitrogen, and explosions are just some of the visually appealing science experiments included in the program, which will be held throughout and outside the Reinhart Center. A chemistry show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre, and there will be plenty of hands-on experiments in which visitors can participate. 

“It’s a giant open house for chemistry, biology, and physics,” said Tammy Clark, Viterbo chemistry faculty member. “This is the third year of the event, and it continues to grow.”

“Fired Up for Science” is presented by Viterbo science and math faculty and students. It is free and open to the public and registration is not required.

“We want people of all ages to get excited about science,” said Kyle Backstrand, Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Viterbo.


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