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Explosions, lasers, snakes and more on tap for FLC Science Open House

Some of the more amazing, mysterious, and explosive (literally) aspects of science will be on display at the Fort Lewis College Science Open House on Saturday, March 17. The event is free and open to all ages. Parking is free as well.

From noon to 4 p.m., everyone is invited to tour the Biology Wing of Berndt Hall, the Chemistry Hall, and Sitter Family Hall, stopping to enjoy scientific presentations along the way. These presentations include building rivers on the River Simulation Table, getting to know the snakes, lizards and more in the Biology Animal Room, and enjoying liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Two featured presentations will be held in the Chemistry Hall, Rm. 130. At 1 p.m., Dr. Michael Grubb will demonstrate the mysteries of light with his presentation: “How to Bend Light to your Will.” Among the topics he’ll cover are how to make objects invisible and how to build your own laser.

At 3:30 p.m., Dr. Kenny Miller will hold his “Energy Extravaganza!”, showcasing the awesome power of chemical energy, including what happens to matter at -320 degrees and a number of explosive demonstrations.

For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/chemistry/openhouse.  

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