Photo gallery An expedition to explore science
Hundreds of visitors of all ages enjoyed hands-on activities, from blowing giant bubbles to launching water rockets, at this year’s Science Expeditions April 5-7. The annual open house invited the public to explore all facets of science, medicine and technology. The center of action was the Discovery Building, which had three dozen exploration stations with hands-on activities. Exhibits were also at the Geology Museum, the L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum, campus greenhouses and elsewhere.
Graduate student Elease McLaurin shapes a sample of scientific glassware during a glassblowing demonstration.
A young visitor explores the inner workings of a model of the human eye.
A volunteer and participants huddle around a table for a hands-on activity in the Discovery Building.
Visitors learn about the work of medical physics students in the Health Science Learning Center.
From left to right, Melanie Reff, 10, primes the pump as undergraduate Mikayla Ryan and graduate student Prakriti Khanal watch Reff's water rocket launch during an Engineering Expo activity.
Azam Ahmed, assistant professor of neurosurgery and radiology, and his daughter Ayla, 5, build a Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption in the Discovery Building.
Undergraduate Alex Teague watches as Angelo Puccinielli, 5, controls a video-sensitive robotic claw and learns about human biomechanics.
A volunteer displays a bear skull in the Discovery Building.
Daniel Braas and his daughter Avila, 2, blow puffs of air from within a giant soap bubble to change its wall shape in the Discovery Building.
Friends Fury Townsel, at left, 10, and Rio Heidenreich, 11, use a microscope to look at various organisms.