Purdue University North Central Delta Sigma science club will sponsor a science fair open to students in grades 3 through 8 on April 2 on the PNC campus.
Science Fair set up will begin at 8 a.m. the day of the fair. Judging will be at 10 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:30 a.m. There is no registration fee.
Those who register will get a free t-shirt, but supplies are limited. Participants may register online by March 2 at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe6/form/SV_0ep18LB8V2cGaQ5
Delta Sigma members are hosting this event to introduce younger students who enjoy science so that they can experience a professional science fair setting, explained said Anna Zipay, Delta Sigma vice-president & secretary.
“The science fair participants will be able to interact with PNC biology students as well as the judges, who are PNC biology and chemistry professors. We hope that as the Delta Sigma Science Club we can provide the younger students who participate in this event with a positive and enjoyable experience as well as encouragement, support and advice about their projects and science topics in general.” She said.
Many Delta Sigma members believe that participating in science fairs was instrumental in fostering an interest in science and ultimately choosing to embark on a path to a science degree.
PNC faculty members participating as judges are: Dr. Lindsay Gielda, assistant professor of Biology; Justin Poling, Biology lab assistant; Dr. Michelle Spaulding, assistant professor of Biology; Dr. Jessica Thomas, assistant professor of Chemistry and Dr. Aaron Warren, associate professor of Physics.
Science fair sponsors are: Dr. Kenneth C. Holford, dean of the PNC College of Science; Dr. James B. Dworkin, PNC chancellor; Dr. S. Rex Morrow, dean of the PNC College of Liberal Arts; Dr. Jeff Weitzel, LaPorte Animal Hospital veterinarian; The Regional News, owned by Kiel Media and Sweet Lou’s That’s Who Restaurant in Westville.
Registration information, official rules and guidelines are available at: https://www.pnc.edu/activities/clubs-and-organizations/delta-sigma-science-club/