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Science in Action

October 14, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM) is prepared to provide some wild and crazy demonstrations for you to witness and participate in during Homecoming 2017. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Located in the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences building (CELS), demonstrations will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Register and see Science in Action at Homecoming!

Here are a just a few things on tap...

Flying ghosts, bouncing eyeballs and Frankenstein worms. Celebrate Halloween with MSU Chemistry! 
Professor Yvonne Gindt and the MSU Chemistry Club 

Participate in hands on activities for children of all ages. Make your own bouncing eyeballs for Halloween, create a ghost rocket or watch some squishy-squirmy worms come to life. 

Listening to Black Holes Collide! 
Professors Marc Favata and Rodica Martin

Learn about gravitational waves with a “space time spandex” marble-rolling platform, black-hole based video games and view the sun through telescopes. 

New Jersey Reptiles and Amphibians Up Close! 
Professors Lisa Hazard and Robert Meredith 

Get up close with frogs, toads, lizards and snakes and learn how you can help protect them from extinction. 

Looking for a Viral Needle in a Molecular Haystack
Professor Kristen Monsen-Collar

Did you know you can use genetic data to detect trace amounts of a virus in amphibians and reptiles? Just follow the DNA.

Brain Zapping – Turning the Brain Off and On! 
Professor Julian Keenan 

Have someone else take control of your movement as you better recognize the relationship between electrical currents and neuroscience. 

Exploring Living Soil.
Professor Jennifer Krumins

Did you know that an entire ecosystem with billions of interacting organisms can fit in the bowl of a teaspoon? Learn how your everyday life depends on these important microorganisms. 

Are Bugs Better at Mazes than Humans? 
Professor Scott Kight 

Do you have what it takes to outsmart a bug? Challenge yourself to solve a maze by running through it faster than an insect. 

Take a Smooth Ride!
The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies and the MSU Environmental Club 

Create fruit smoothies through electricity you generate while peddling a stationary bicycle. 

Do Plants Have Lips? 
Professor Dirk Vanderklein 

Did you know that plants have small mouths called stomata for exchanging carbon dioxide and oxygen? Just like your mouth, stomata have lips called guard cells. But how do plants open and close their lips with no muscles? Discover the answer by participating in this activity! 

Can you outsmart a computer with Artificial Intelligence?Professor Aparna Varde

Solve the classic Towers of Hanoi puzzle from exotic Vietnam. Find out if you are faster than a computer with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in this learning game! 


The BIG Finale at 12:55 pm... An Epic Explosion of Ping Pong Balls!
Professor Yvonne Gindt

Cover your ears and get ready for an epic explosion of ping pong balls using chemistry. Prizes will be given to those who locate the specially marked ping pong balls following the explosion.

Register and see Science in Action at Homecoming!