AU’s College of Sciences & Mathematics to host “AU Explore”

AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics will welcome more than 1, 200 students in grades 5-12 along with their teachers when it hosts “AU Explore, ” COSAM’S third annual science and math open house event, on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in AU’s state-of-the-art Sciences Center.

With interactive, hands-on exhibits, AU Explore is designed to introduce grade-school students to the roles science and math play in everyday lives. Textbook concepts will come alive at “AU Explore” to captivate students’ curiosity.

At the Science Carnival, students will be invited to experience raptors, snakes and bats up close, and also play carnival games and win prizes. In the Make-n-Take Science Fun Shop, students can build telescopes, radios, motors and kaleidoscopes. The AU Raptor Center will provide demonstrations, and AU’s mascot Aubie will be on hand to visit with students.

For this year’s “AU Explore,” the McWane Science Center in Birmingham has partnered with COSAM to offer new activities that include the Stardome inflatable planetarium, a three-ring science show, Enlightening Electricity, Science with a Bang, Really Cool Science and Rocks and Minerals.

For more information on the event, contact Mary Lou Ewald at (334) 844-5745 or (ewaldml@auburn.edu) or Tim Meeks at (334) 844-2445.

(Contributed by Carol Nelson.)

Contact: Tim Meeks, (334) 844-2445 (meeksta@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)