March 31, 2017
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Hosts Science Saturday April 8

VALDOSTA — The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences at Valdosta State University will present Science Saturday: Above, Below, and Around the World from 9 a.m. to noon on April 8 in Nevins Hall.

Science Saturday: Above, Below, and Around the World is ideal for students in the middle grades. However, all ages are invited to take advantage of this fun-filled and educational opportunity, which will include a VSU Planetarium show, physics demonstrations, digging for fossils, planner of the day activities, and more.

Science Saturday is supported by VSU’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Initiative and is part of an ongoing effort to inspire the next generation to want to learn more about these areas. Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences understand that the nation’s future economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the STEM fields. 

“All young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow,” according to the United States Department of Education. 

Educators across the nation — and especially at VSU — are committed to improving STEM instruction for students in preschool through 12th grade, increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM, improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students at the college level, better serving groups historically underrepresented in the STEM fields, and designing graduate education for tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

Science Saturday activities are free of charge and open to the public.  

Contact the College of Arts and Sciences at (229) 333-5699 or Dr. Donald Thieme, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, at dmthieme@valdosta.edu to learn more.

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/stem-education/welcome.php
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts-sciences/physics-astronomy-geosciences/
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