(photos by John Jameson)
Fun side of science draws local students
Princeton NJ — More than 900 junior high school students converged on the campus March 21 for the 2006 Science and Engineering Exposition.
Some 70 faculty members, staff scientists and students from a dozen academic departments and programs staged demonstrations and offered hands-on experiences showing the fun and dramatic sides of modern science.
At right, above: Physicist Suzanne Staggs sent an adult chaperone zooming across the stage in a fire extinguisher-powered car.
At right, below: Chemical engineer Richard Register turned over a glass that contained water to convey the large swelling capabilities of polymer gels.