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Idaho Science and Engineering Festival to be held April 12 at Idaho State University

Posted April 3, 2014

The Idaho Science and Engineering Festival will be held on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Idaho State University Physical Sciences Complex on the first floor.

There will be hands-on activities that are designed to teach the applications of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, mathematics and physics.

Some of these activities will include building catapults, launching stomp-rockets, playing with DNA, learning about robots and the technology behind them, surveying, testing for microbes and learning the physics of kite-flying.

The festival will be immediately followed by a physics “Pyrotactular” show at 4 p.m. in Room 140 of the Physical Science Complex.

The festival is free, open to the public and is sponsored by ISU, Micron Foundation, the ISU Credit Union, INL (Idaho National Laboratory), TRiO Student Services and Simplot.

For more information please contact Jean Pfau at, Caryn Evilia at, Steve Shropshire at or Rebecca Thorne-Ferrel at or visit the ISU website at