SCIENCE QUEST OCCURS ANNUALLY IN OCTOBER.
THE NEXT EVENT IS SCHEDULED FOR:
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Integrated Science Building (ISB)
661 North Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Science Quest is a great opportunity for ninth and tenth graders to visit the UMass Amherst campus and engage in hands-on science activities, demonstrations, and guided lab tours. All presentations are organized by UMass faculty members and designed for high school-aged students. Science Quest is a one-day event offered every year in the fall, and is entirely FREE to all attendees!
Students may choose a physics lab tour to see how nanoscale devices and materials are made, or another on how a crumpled piece of paper can help explain principles of energy and matter. Learn about the political and technological aspects of modern energy sources such as biofuels, solar energy and fuel cells. Learn why bacteria shouldn't get such a bad rap (it's shocking!), and also how starches interact and form gels, how to make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, and how to turn peanut butter into powder!!
A panel of UMass undergraduate science students will be on hand to discuss their experience as a science major at UMass, and a group of Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) students will discuss their program. Finally, a UMass admission representative will talk about applying to UMass and answer questions from the audience.
Students may come on their own, with a parent, or as part of a school group with a teacher. Teachers will earn 5 PDPs if they bring their classes to Science Quest as a field trip. For planning purposes, we ask that all attendees (including teachers) register for Science Quest. We suggest you arrive 30 minutes early to check in. There is limited travel funding available for classes/schools in need of such support to attend.
Photo: Food Science Demo, April 2011
Science Quest is sponsored by: UMass College of Natural Sciences, the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM), the NSF Material Research Science Engineering Center (MRSEC), and the iCons Program at UMass.