Science Day
Science Day
Kayla White
Thursday, December 01 2016

The 23rd Annual Science Day was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Saint Francis University. More than 503 high school students and 49 high school teachers from 33 area high schools engaged in learning opportunities focused on several branches of science. Students, who are enrolled in Mrs. Sarah Fye’s Advanced Chemistry Class at Clearfield Area Junior Senior High School, had the opportunity to participate in science activities and informational sessions throughout the day. Local scientists and professors throughout the area engaged students through science presentations and hands-on sessions. Students were able to learn and explore aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) on a campus setting with SFU students, faculty, and local professionals.

Throughout the day, many students got to participate in science presentations. These presentations involved exciting hands-on experiences presented by Saint Francis University students, faculty, and science industry professionals. Students had the opportunity to choose from 45 different science-related presentations. Some students participated and worked on human cadavers, while focusing on the thoracic cavity. Other students learned and witnessed chemistry in action. Chemistry is behind most technologies that we currently use, from the space program to household kitchens. A few students explored the science behind scuba diving, where students had the opportunity to scuba dive in the university’s swimming pool!

Students who participated in Science Day are located below:(Front Row: Left to Right)Row 1: Madison Jones, Jiami Zhu, Jaclyn Freeman(Back Row: Left to Right) Row 2: Brooke Cline, Michael Ternoway, Alex Coval