Valdosta Daily Times

October 7, 2013

Third Annual Science Saturday Series begins Oct. 26


Valdosta State University

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s third annual Science Saturday Series kicks off Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Bailey Science Center.



The Science Saturday Series is a part of VSU’s College of Arts and Sciences’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Initiative. STEM’s goal is to encourage students to major in these areas and to help them succeed in those programs.



This year’s series will begin with “Energy: Now and Forever.”  Activities include exploding gummy bears to show food as energy and storing fireflies in a bottle to show chemical light storage. Participants will also have a chance to become a human conductor with the build a battery activity and a chance to win a Mento powered mini-car race.



Science Saturday is free and open to the public.



Sponsors for Science Saturday include DuPont Crop Protectiom, Saft, Lovell Engineering Associates PC, TTL and CJB Industries