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CWU Science Faculty Offers Amazing Science Fare for Public


Once again, the annual Science Is Central Community Lectures and Shows will provide a weeklong series of presentations about everything from electricity to explosions. Central Washington University science faculty from a variety of disciplines will provide a fascinating look at how science helps us understand the magic and wonder of the universe.

Science Is Central will take place in the evenings from September 9 through the 13, on the CWU campus. All events are free and open to the public. Below is a list of presentations.

Monday, September 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Electricity, Magnetism, and a Little Bit of Peril
Lind 215
Presented by the Department of Physics. Watch and discuss physics demonstrations related to electricity and magnetism, with a few demonstrations that you may think are a little bit dangerous . . . for the presenters. 
Audience: All ages.

Tuesday, September 10, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Everyday Science of Learning: How to Use Critical Thinking for Lifelong Success
Science 101
Presented by Ian Quitadamo, professor, Biology and Science Education.
Audience: Ages 13 and up

Wednesday, September 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Forests, Fires and Climate Change: Understanding the Dynamic Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest
Dean 106
Presented by Megan Walsh, professor, Geography.
Audience: Ages 13 and up

Thursday, September 12, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn About the Wonderful Geology of Washington!
Lind 215
Presented by Nick Zentner, senior lecturer, Geological Sciences. 
Audience: All ages

Friday, September 13. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Chemistry Show
Science 101
This chemistry show showcases chemical reactions that cause color changes, flashes, and explosions. The Department of Chemistry presenters will also discuss chemistry that you experience everyday but don't necessarily notice.  
Audience: Ages 5 and up

For more information, go to www.cwu/cesme

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,

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