Saturday, February 5, 2011
This Monday is Science Experience Day in the Ken Olsen Science Center. It's a time for visiting students to meet current students as they work on science experiments together and meet our amazing professors. We asked a few of them how they prepare for their department open-house experiments. Here are some replies:
"I run to BJ's to pick up up 12 pounds of Crisco, one of the materials used to make our BGB-20 EcoSoap."
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry
"I wash black spandex outfits, attach taupe tape to reflective markers, and calibrate the cameras."
Jessica Ventura, assistant professor of kinesiology
"I'm reviving my pillbugs--they've been in the cold room since October. They are looking very happy."
Craig Story, professor of biology
Photo: Dr. Story analyzes his recent biology thaw-out.