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10-11-2010

Giant Q-tip Fights, Paper Airplanes & More in North Country Science and Engineering Festival at Clarkson University Oct. 20

Clarkson University will host the North Country Science and Engineering Festival on Wednesday, October 20, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will feature many hands-on activities that challenge visitors’ science and math talents.

The Giant Q-tip Fight will demonstrate the body’s center of mass and agility. Who will be the last one standing on the balance ball?

Paper Airplane Design and the Paper Bridge Challenge will test engineering savvy. Whose paper airplane can fly the farthest? Whose bridge can hold the most pennies?

A flotilla of foil boats will vie to see which one can hold the most weight; there will be robot challenges and robotic demonstrations; and the ChemE car will make a guest appearance. And there will be many more exciting challenges!

The activities are being presented by Clarkson student professional organizations and clubs. Participating organizations include Tau Beta Pi, Engineers Without Borders, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Chi Epsilon, American Society of Chemical Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, First FRC Robotics, Math Club, ChemE Car, and the Society of Professional Women.

The festival is being held in conjunction with the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The Clarkson event is being coordinated by the Office of Educational Partnerships.

For more information on the national festival go to http://www.usasciencefestival.org . For local festival information, call 315-268-3791.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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