Welcome young scientists to Science Rendezvous 2016

By Costa Maragos Posted: May 4, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in many of our interactive displays.
Visitors are encouraged to take part in many of our interactive displays. (Photo courtesy of the Faculty of Science).

From flying drones to walking on water, we are promising an action packed day as The University of Regina invites you to its annual Science Rendezvous, May 7.

Fun-filled and educational interactive science displays will be set up throughout the campus. It’s free and great for all ages.

Science Rendezvous
One of our student volunteers shows a magnesium reaction at the Magic Chemical Show featured at Science Rendezvous 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Faculty of Science).

“This year, we have old favourites like walking on water and making ice cream,” says Dr. David Gerhard, associate professor in Computer Science. “We also have amazing new things like flying drones and a ping pong ball bomb. And of course lots of fire, loud noises and explosions.”

Curious about the ping pong ball bomb? Check it out here.

There’s much more.

Young scientists can check out any of the interactive displays, including DNA Isolation Challenges, building interactive gadgets, Jet Bike, magic chemistry show and the fiery Ruben’s tube. Children and adults are also encouraged to chat with our scientists.

See our scientists in fiery action at the Rubens Tube

“Kids who spend the day at Science Rendezvous this year will come away with a refreshed sense of wonder at this amazing world of ours, some new things to try at home, and an understanding of what they might do when they grow up to become scientists themselves,” says Gerhard.

All visitors are also treated to popcorn, candy floss and balloons. Science Rendezvous 2016 is made possible thanks to sponsors, Sasktel, SaskPower, Praxair, The U of R Alumni Association and to all the campus community volunteers.

Event:  Science Rendezvous 2016
When:  Saturday, May 7
Time:   11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Research and Innovation Building

Please visit this link for a map of our display locations on campus.