Bellevue College’s Science Division invites community to open house May 31

Date posted: May 14, 2014

Game-themed event will feature science-related activities for all ages

Bellevue College’s Science Division and SAMI (Science And Math Institute) will host an open house for the community on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a variety of fun, educational and hands-on activities and demonstrations in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The game-themed event will emphasize different areas of scientific and mathematic study throughout the S building as well as offer board games in each area (for example, Set in the Math room and Operation in the Biology room).  The day will also feature a simulated dig for shark tooth fossils; planetarium shows; a Makerspace where participants can build sample circuits and towers; and much more. The college’s latest science research equipment will also be on display.

“Science and math are all about doing.  So that’s what we promote here at Bellevue College—immersive, experiential learning,” said SAMI Director, Dr. Jennifer Pang. “Our open house is a great way to show kids that science and math are fun and all around us!”

The event is free and open to the public, and is appropriate for adults and children of all ages. It will take place in the S building on the college’s campus, located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue.  More information can be found by visiting http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/sami/science-division-open-house/.  Interested volunteers, 18 years of age or older can contact Jennifer Pang at jennifer.pang@bellevuecollege.edu for more information.