My oldest daughter attended the 25th Annual Science Day at the University of Utah this past weekend. This event, which is FREE to high school students (grade 10-12) is a great way for students to get some hands on experience in workshops that range from Tornado Formation, Genomes and The Science of Death and Mayhem (these were the workshops my daughter attended. She was upset that the cadaver lab was already full – go figure). Lunch is also provided.
Science Day at the U attracts more than 800 students, parents and educators from Salt Lake City to as far as Henderson, Nev. It often is the first experience these students have on a university campus.This outreach program is a great opportunity for high school students to spend some time in a University setting and learn about science education and research opportunities at the university. The event is hosted by three university organizations: the College of Science and College of Mines and Earth Sciences, in cooperation with the Natural History Museum of Utah. Students will receive academic advice about specific majors, science-related careers and undergraduate research offered by each department. If your student happened to miss this years event, put an event reminder in that old calendar for next September and check the website for registration times.
Science Day Schedule
|8:00 a.m.||Student Check In, Union Building Lobby|
|8:30 a.m.||Academic Advice and Research Poster displays|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome Reception, Union Ballroom|
|9:45 a.m.||Workshop I|
|10:45 a.m.||Workshop II|
|11:45 a.m.||Workshop III|
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch and Closing Activities, Union Ballroom|
|12:30 p.m.||Optional Parent/Teacher Workshop, Saltair Room, Union BuildingUniversity Admission 101: Preparing Your Student|
|1:30 p.m.||Optional Campus Tour provided by Admissions Office|
During the closing activities six $500 scholarship prizes were awarded! To be considered for scholarships you must: 1) attend Science Day at the U; 2) complete the drawing form provided in your packet of materials; 3) attend the closing ceremony. The scholarship is for study at the University of Utah.