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Science Day 2015

Hundreds of high school students converged on the UL Lafayette campus on Friday, 18 September 2015, to learn about the exciting programs and opportunities available through the College of Sciences. Current students and faculty, from all of our academic units, hosted presentations and activities for our visitors.  This year we had 800 visitors from 39 high schools!

Science Day provides an opportunity for high school students, teachers and counselors to get a sneak peek at life as a college student with a major in one of the units of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences. Participants were divided into groups of 50 and ushered to various presentations and hands-on experiments.  In addition they visited with College of Sciences faculty, staff, and current students to get the inside scoop on classes, organizations, research opportunities, and more.  They also were able to ask questions about the university in general and the programs of the college in particular. Booths outside of Oliver Hall, allowed for interaction with some potential future employers, as well as UL Lafayette student housing and career services. A few photos from the 2015 Science Day are provided below.

Students visit a biology laboratory

A demonstration of the effects of surface types on runoff

Mathematics students demonstrate a surprising mathematical fact

Chemistry students perform some demonstrations

Visitors experiment with a stream table

Students learn some basic python programming

Observing the sun at the department of physics