SCIENCE DAY AT THE U

By James DeGooyer, major gifts officer for the College of Science

On Saturday, Nov. 7 hundreds of high school students from Utah and nearby states will get an introduction to science education and research opportunities at the U during the 27th Annual Science Day. The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., is hosted by the university’s College of Science and College Science Day 2014 at University of Utahof Mines and Earth Sciences.

Science Day usually attracts more than 600 students, parents and educators from as far north as Soda Springs, Idaho, and as far south as Blanding, Utah.

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. High school students may attend by registering online here by Thursday, Nov. 5.

A total of 31 STEM-based workshops will be offered. There also will be a workshop for parents and teachers on preparing students for college at 12:30 p.m. in the Olpin Union’s Saltair Ballroom.

During the closing activities one $3,000 scholarship and three $1,000 scholarship prizes for study at the U will be awarded to students who attend Science Day and are present at the closing ceremony.

For more information, contact the College of Science at 801-581-6958 or office@science.utah.edu.