Viterbo University to Host Fired Up for Science Event April 16

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Fired up about Science

Area students and their parents are invited to an evening of fun demonstrations and hands-on science experiments at Viterbo University’s annual Fired Up for Science event  from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the D.B. and Marge Reinhart Center on campus.

Viterbo STEM faculty and students will conduct a variety of interactive and visually appealing demonstrations and experiments that will be entertaining and informative for all ages but especially those between 3 and 14.

Participants will sign up in the Skogen Welcome Center in the Reinhart Center. From there, they can chart their own course through more than a dozen locations inside and outside Reinhart Center that highlight the lighter side of science. Experiments range from soda-and-Mentos geysers and “whoosh bubbles” to “elephant toothpaste,” “rainbow milk,” strawberry DNA, slime, and interesting critters.

“Fired Up for Science is one of the highlights of the year for us because it gives us a chance to spark an interest in science that could put young people on a rewarding path of becoming more curious about the world around them,” said Scott Gabriel, Viterbo biochemistry professor.

Fired Up for Science is free and open to all. No advance registration is required.