More than 50 middle and high students from Springdale, Arkansas, visited Missouri State University May 9 to explore CNAS.
Students participated in four different department experiments and demonstrations including biology, chemistry, physics and geology, geography and planning (GGP).
The chemistry department led students through an experiment where they froze their breath in a balloon and demonstrated chemical reactions with different elements and fire. GGP simulated a volcano using liquid nitrogen and water called a Trashcano. The simulation showed students the radius of a volcano eruption.
Sarah Foster, an academic adviser in CNAS, thought the event helped students see that college was an attainable goal and the different areas of science they can pursue.
“These visits are valuable to the students because of the amount of hands-on learning they got to experience while here,” Foster said. “All of them were interested in a science field, so it was great to expose them to a college campus and a STEM environment.”