Science in Action
Homecoming is a national institution among our American colleges and universities. At its inception, Homecoming has traditionally centered on football games. It has evolved into an annual event and a great occasion for alumni to return to campus for a day or a weekend. Homecoming programs usually include activities for alumni (and current students) such as cultural and art events, campus tours, a carnival, a parade and of course a football game. Montclair State University has maintained this tradition and on Saturday, October 22, the 2016 Homecoming Day activities will take place throughout the campus. This year during Homecoming the College of Science and Mathematics will present special and participatory demonstrations that will arouse the scientist in all of us. Attendees will be able to participate in hand-on events that showcase science in action and answer such questions as:
- Can we generate electricity in a sustainable manner (and make a delicious fruit smoothie at the same time)?
- Just what does an octopus feel like?
- Can someone else take over my body movement through their electrical currents?
- Just what does it take to eject over a thousand pingpong balls over 10 meters in the air...and just how loud is that explosion?
with prizes for those able to find specially marked ping pong balls after the explosion
These events will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences. Refreshments will also be served. In addition, photos from our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students' photo competition will be on display for all to view. And, CSAM Student Ambassadors will be on hand to provide building tours and point out key features of our newest science facility. After this event, be sure to visit the Campus Carnival, Beer Garden and football game! Check out the full schedule of events to see all of the activities for the day!