Area Students Learn and Have Fun at Mansfield University’s IDEAS Day

MANSFIELD, PA— Science and fun took center stage for grade school children and their parents at Mansfield University’s IDEAS (Inquire, Develop, Explore, Apply, Science) Day on Saturday, April 14.

Area students in grades one through six had the opportunity to learn about and participate in hands-on science topics and experiments taught by MU Faculty and students from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

The session topics included topics such as “Underwater Web Weaving,” “How to Build a Monster” and “What You See is What You Taste,” among others.

“Our goal is to introduce science to these students in a fun way in the hope that their interest is sparked and continues throughout their education and lives,” Assistant Professor of Chemistry Greg Carson, the event organizer, said. “This was our third year and I would say it was bigger and better and we’re already excited for next year.”

“Speaking as a father, I can say my daughter had a fun day and learned so much,” MU Interim President Scott Barton said. “Our faculty and students amaze me more every day and to watch them interact with these young students was incredible.”

“Events like IDEAS Day and THE BIG EVENT, our day of community service which was also held today, demonstrate that we are serious about our commitment to our community and region here at Mansfield University,” Barton added. “I want to thank personally all of our students, faculty, staff and community members who helped make today such a great success.”

IDEAS Day was made possible by support from Mansfield University, the Mansfield Foundation, FirstEnergy and Wells Fargo.

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