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Making Slime at the Science Cafe

June 11, 2018 Tags: STEAM

Dr. Zovinka making slimeWhat is slime? How is slime made? Saint Francis University hosted its free monthly Cosmic Cocktails series at Allegheny Creamery and Crepes on June 7th. This month’s focus was a kids’ night slime event. Drs. Rose Clark and Ed Zovinka, Professors of Chemistry at Saint Francis University, along with Chemistry students, Paul Kasunic (senior), Victoria Geiser (sophomore), and Frank Youmbi (alum) worked with the kids to learn about the science behind slime and helped them make their own slime to take home. 

The Cosmic Cocktails events are held on the first Thursday of every Month. This year, the events help raise money for new science exhibits at the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum. Twenty percent of food purchases and 50% of specialty drinks (non-alcoholic for kids’ night) are donated from Allegheny Creamery and Crepes.

As Chemistry Professors at Saint Francis and also members of the Quaint Corner Board of Directors, Drs. Clark and Zovinka know the importance of engaging children in science from an early age. “We have been working with the Quaint Corner to improve their science offerings. Our plan is to purchase a stationary bike that generates electricity as you pedal. The kids can learn about energy production while having fun.” said Dr. Clark.

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