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USU Science Unwrapped Looks 'Toward Fewer Bad Air Days' in New Series

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

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Back from summer break, Science Unwrapped resumes with the new 'Toward Fewer Bad Air Days' series, Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. The gathering is free and all ages are welcome.

participants at a Science Unwrapped activity

Science Unwrapped features family friendly presentations and hands-on learning activities all ages can enjoy together.

The characteristics that make Cache Valley, home of Utah State University, an enchanting place to live — encircling, majestic peaks; pastoral scenes of grazing cattle and snowy landscapes — are among the factors that contribute to one of the area’s not-so-attractive qualities: smoggy winters.

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to explore the science behind air pollution, along with its consequences and possible solutions as USU’s College of Science presents “Toward Fewer Bad Air Days,” Science Unwrapped’s new series for fall 2013.

Offered in a family friendly format for all ages, the free presentations feature hands-on learning activities.

At a glance, upcoming “Toward Fewer Bad Air Days” presentations include:

- Friday, Sept. 6, Cracking the Code: Deciphering Cache Valley’s PM2.5 Mystery, Randy Martin, USU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

- Friday, Oct. 11, Watching Disease Happen: The Pathology of Air Pollution, Roger Coulombe, USU Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences

An additional presentation, speaker and topic to be announced, is planned for Friday, Nov. 8.

Each presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Admission is free.

Initiated by the college in February 2009, Science Unwrapped is designed to introduce science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. The presentations begin with a brief lecture, followed by activities and refreshments. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

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USU College of Science

Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555,

Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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