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Science and engineering expo to draw middle schoolers to campus

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. McCosh Hall, Dillon Gym, McDonnell Hall and the Icahn Lab

The 2009 Science and Engineering Expo, an event that promotes science and engineering to middle school students, is expected to bring more than 1,200 local students to the University from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

University science and engineering departments will come together in a campus-wide effort to demonstrate cutting-edge research and technology. The expo is intended to counter flagging interest in these fields among U.S. students by stimulating their interest at a crucial time in their intellectual development.

The expo will be made up of several "Exploration Stations" -- tables with activities, posters and demonstrations to expose students to new technologies and encourage interaction between students and experts in the field. Events will take place in McCosh Hall, Dillon Gym, McDonnell Hall and the Icahn Lab.

The demonstrations and hands-on activities will include presentations on climate change, biology, materials science and sustainable energy and renewable resources.

The Princeton Molecular Biology Outreach Program and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials organize the event, which is now in its sixth year.

For more information, visit the event website.

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