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All Aggies Invited to Enjoy USU Science Week Nov. 3-10

Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017

Science Week 2017

All Aggies are invited to participate in USU's 'Science Week 2017’ Nov. 3-10.

Chemist Bern Kohler and students

Ohio State University chemist Bern Kohler, pictured second from left with students, is featured Science Week speaker. His talk on Friday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in WIDT 007 is open to all.

The Utah State University community is invited to enjoy brain-energizing fun as USU’s College of Science Student Council hosts ‘Science Week’ Nov. 3-10.

“We invite all Aggies to channel their ‘inner geek’ and join us in some great activities,” says Travis Dowdle, USU Science Senator. “We have something for everyone.”

Friday, Nov. 3
All Aggies are invited to Science Unwrapped at USU, as the program’s Fall 2017 “Ecology!” series continues with “Sharks: Guardians of Our Oceans” at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (ESLC 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Featured speaker is USU marine ecologist Trisha Atwood. Admission is free.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Join Aggie scientists in “Stuffing the Bus” from 6-7 p.m. in the parking lot north of Maverick Stadium. Bring non-perishable food items to fill an Aggie Shuttle bus, with donations going to community food pantries. You can also volunteer to join the Science Council in handing out flyers about the food drive in campus neighborhoods.

Monday, Nov. 6
Grab some cookies and hot chocolate, donated by USU Dining Services, from 11 a.m.-noon on the Taggart Student Center plaza as you head to class. Enjoy music and learn more about the week’s activities. At 7 p.m., join us at the Haight Alumni Center for “Student Alumni Association Networking Night” and meet with USU alumni for career advice and to enjoy Aggie Ice Cream. Please wear business attire.

Tuesday, Nov. 7
From noon-1 p.m., drop into the TSC Hub for the “Kahoot Lunch Quiz” led by Professor Chris Corcoran, head of USU’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Return at 7 p.m. to the same location for “Acoustics and Cookies: The Science of Sound.” Enjoy free cookies and milk, while chilling to performances by Aggie musicians and listening to micro-talks about sound waves and the anatomy and physiology of the ear.

Wednesday, Nov. 8
From 2-4 p.m., stop in HPER 112 for the “Anatomy in Action: Ping Pong Tournament.” Beginners and experts are welcome. Enjoy music, compete for prizes and celebrate the anatomical wonder that is your body. At 7 p.m., join us for Elemental Bingo, an annual Science Week favorite, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the TSC Stevenson Ballroom (West). USU chemistry professor Scott Ensign is emcee for the event, which features a chance to win such prizes as a mini-fridge, a TV, a drone, a FitBit and more!

Friday, Nov. 10
All are invited to “Snack Chat with Ohio State Chemist Bern Kohler” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Widtsoe Hall, Room 007. Kohler is described as a NASA-funded DNA science guru. Refreshments will be served.

USU’s College of Science includes the academic departments of chemistry and biochemistry, biology, mathematics and statistics, geology and physics.

For more information about USU Science Week, visit the website and follow the USU College of Science on Facebook.

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USU College of Science 

Contact: Senator Travis Dowdle,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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