CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 16, 2002
UI offers free Saturday 'Family Adventures in Science'
The University of Iowa once again is presenting a free, Saturday "hands-on"
science activity series titled, "Family Adventures in Science."
Series programs, designed for children, parents and science teachers, will
be from 4-5 p.m. Saturdays now through Nov. 16 in Room 70 (the basement) of
Van Allen Hall, Jefferson and Dubuque Streets. Scheduled programs include:
Oct. 19, "The song of the auroras and the solar wind"
Oct. 26, "How many ways can we find energies?"
Nov. 2, "Tricks Played with Light"
Nov. 9, "Electric power lines and our household powers"
Nov. 16, "The Sky, the Stars and other Inhabitants of the Heaven"
Designed to satisfy children's curiosity, the series presents basic scientific
concepts through a combination of experiments, videos, displays and desktop
experiments. The programs are offered by the UI College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, department of physics and astronomy. Additional information can
be found at:
The programs are organized by UI physics professor Usha Mallik, a member
of the U.S. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. Her current research includes
using the Stanford Linear Accelerator to better understand why matter, rather
than anti-matter, is overwhelmingly present in the universe. One of the goals
of particle physics is to discover the basic building blocks of matter.
For questions about the science series, contact Prof. Mallik at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 319-335-0499. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend
all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate
in this program are asked to contact the department of physics and astronomy
in advance at 319-335-1688.