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Randolph College's Science Festival Scheduled for March 22-25

Multi-day event will offer something for everyone

3/13/2012 9:01:04 AM


LYNCHBURG – Want to learn about the science of magic from the founder of Skeptic magazine? View the stars from Randolph College’s observatory? Critique Twister with a scientist? Participate in hands on activities with robots? Walk on Non-Newtonian Fluid? Hear winning poetry contest entries from area students? Catch the action of a Cub ScoutPinewood Derby race?

You can do it all at Randolph College’s fourth annual Science Festival March 22-25. The weekend offers Lynchburg its only Science Festival, and all activities and events are free and open to the public.

“We want to show people how much fun science can be,” said Peter Sheldon, a physics professor heading the event. “The event has grown over the past four years, and there is something for everyone.”

The packed weekend also features a Women in Science Panel featuring the College’s alumnae, a reading of winners of Randolph’s poetry contest for local elementary, middle and high school students, and a cool drop-in science activity period.

Science Fest is for all ages, and is for people of all interests (not just science) and is sponsored by Randolph’s Society of Physics Students.

Science Fest also includes Science Day, an annual program geared toward younger children. Science Day has become increasingly popular since its inception in 2005. While Science Day activities on March 24 require registration, all other Science Fest activities and events do not.

Randolph College provides Science Fest free to the community with the help of our sponsors: Lead Sponsor, The News & Advance, AREVA, Edison2, Frito-Lay, Future Focus Foundation, Dominion Electric Vehicles, Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, High Peak Sportswear, Meriwether Godsey, Stewart Langley Properties, Pepsico, Marge Dillard '48, and The Honorable Elliot S. and Rosel H. Schewel.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations


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