STEM QUEST slated for girls in grades 6-12

Cameron University’s Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering is partnering with Chesapeake Energy to present STEM QUEST, a fun and exciting science and engineering program for girls in grades 6-12. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 18, in the Sciences Complex on the campus of Cameron University. Registration is free and is limited to 100 participants. To pre-register, email Ann Nalley at annn@cameron.edu or Barbara Best at Barbara.best@chk.com.

During STEM QUEST, attendees will learn about chromatography – the separation of a mixture by passing it in a suspension or solution through a medium in which the components move at different rates -  by constructing a chromatography butterfly. They will also learn about fossils, dinosaurs and evolution by creating their own fossils. Students will explore what it is like to be an aerospace engineer as they construct and launch a vinegar-baking soda rocket. By using dry ice and root beer, they will learn about chemical and physical changes in matter that occur during a chemical reaction. STEM QUEST will conclude with a chemical magic show.

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November 13, 2017