GAVILAN COLLEGE, CA - Although the event is over a week away, as of this morning, all of the hands-on, fun-with-science workshops that make up the popular Science Alive! conference for middle-schoolers have been filled. People who registered online but were unable to get into a workshop will be placed on a waiting list. 360 students are currently registered for workshops.
The annual Science Alive!, now in its eleventh year, brings hundreds of middle-school students to campus for a Saturday each February to get their hands dirty, literally, with opportunities to mix chemicals, make contraptions, and take apart machines and animals parts. In the process they learn about science and some of the careers and fields of study it encompasses.
This year's workshops include "The Next Big Quake," "String Art," "Slime Time, The Chemistry of Polymers," "Fractals,""Build a Hovercraft," and more. In "Up, Up, and Away, " students will build and launch their own hot air balloon.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday February 11, with check-in at the Student Center, and ends at 12:40 p.m.
A complete listing of workshops is posted at www.gavilan.edu/sciencealive.
Science Alive! is organized each year by Gavilan College math instructor Hope Jukl, who is also the Activity Director for Gavilan's STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics) program