University to host science day

November 30, 2012

WAYNESBURG – The Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science at Waynesburg University will hold its annual Science Day Thursday.

Organized in conjunction with the office of admissions and the American Chemical Society, local high school students and university applicants have the opportunity to spend the day as a science student.

Intended to excite high school students about science, participants will enjoy hands-on activities, lectures by students and faculty, as well as demonstrations. A question-and-answer session will be offered for the prospective students to ask undergraduates about the college experience.

Special presentations in chemistry, biology and forensic science will occur in addition to a tour of the marine biology lab, all hosted by professors and students.

Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chair of the department of chemistry and forensic science, believes Science Day is important because it helps students see the benefit of a degree in science.

“In our current economic climate, jobs can be difficult to find, except science because fewer students choose these majors and we end up with a little less competition,” Baldauff said. “Overall, we hope to encourage as many students as we can to consider science as a very viable career path.”

For more information, contact Baldauff at or 724-852-3617.



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