Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Hosts ‘Sic ‘Em Science Day’

Nov. 6, 2015
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host its biannual day of education and fun with “Sic ‘Em Science Day,” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The event marks a collaboration between the museum and Baylor University’s departments of chemistry, physics and biology in the College of Arts & Sciences.

“‘Sic ‘Em Science Day’ is a fun, family-friendly event that demonstrates many different aspects of science and offers insight into the world around us,” said Rizalia Klausmeyer, Ph.D., associate director of prehealth studies and program director of the Science and Health Living-Learning Center. “This will hopefully help to inspire the next generation of young scientists to follow their passions and pursue a career in a STEM field.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to build and launch their own bottles rocket at 10:30 a.m. Guests must bring an empty, 2-liter bottle for this activity. A short video provided by SpaceX that will explore designing, manufacturing and launching rockets will be played at 11:15 a.m. A chemistry magic show, presented by student affiliates of the American Chemical Society, will be held at 1 p.m.

“Not only is this event an opportunity for children of all ages to see science in action, but it also allows Baylor science students to serve the Waco community,” Klausmeyer said. “The event also showcases the beautiful Mayborn Museum Complex grounds and allows access to the many fascinating exhibits within the museum itself.”

Admission to the museum includes all activities and events. Baylor University students and museum members receive free admission.

The Mayborn Museum Complex is located at 1300 S. University Parks.

“Sic ‘Em Science Day” may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

For more information on the status of the event, please contact the museum at 254-710-1104.

by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MAYBORN MUSEUM COMPLEX

Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition, 17 themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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