UNCG Campus Weekly

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UNCG’s Science Everywhere draws thousands

On Saturday, April 22, UNCG’s campus was transformed into a playground for science.

Drawing an estimated crowd of 4,500 on a beautiful spring day, the third annual UNCG Science Everywhere festival provided young people, parents and members of the community with myriad opportunities to experience science in new and exciting ways.

Nearly 500 more Spartans and volunteers were on hand to lead the activities and provide support for the big day.

Many organizations and campus entities helped make the event a success, including VOLVO Group of Companies, WFMY News 2 (CBS), The Reich Family Foundation, LabCorp, Syngenta, The National Science Foundation, North Carolina Science Festival, Transforming Teaching Through Technology , UNCG Research and Instruction in STEM Education (RISE) Network, UNCG SELF Design Studio, UNCG School of Education, UNCG College of Arts and Sciences, UNCG University Advancement, UNCG Enrollment Management and UNCG’s Office of the Provost.

With 70 hands-on activities throughout campus, from cyanotype blueprints, to flash-freezing tennis balls to drawing in 3D, there was truly something for everyone.

Jenna Buckley and her nine-year-old daughter, Maeve, enjoyed exploring the variety of activities throughout UNCG’s campus. “This was our first time, and I was really impressed,” said Buckley. Maeve agreed. “The (cyanotype) blueprint was really cool.”

For more information on UNCG Science Everywhere, visit scienceeverywhere.uncg.edu/.