Science Rendezvous promises something for everyone, says student chair Tim Igbokwe, a senior majoring in biology.
“You’re going to learn something new, guaranteed,” Igbokwe says. “You’ll be glad you gave your child an opportunity to get excited about science.”
The nation-wide festival is dedicated to getting research and innovation out of the lab and into the street. It offers hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The Windsor iteration runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.
Igbokwe notes that attendees will find robotics front and centre, with demonstrations by three teams from the FIRST Robotics competition, and adds “cool interactive displays” will represent fields of physics, biology, engineering, and nursing.
He hopes the activities spark curiosity in participants.
“The greatest indicator of success is the individual connections we make with the public: if you can have people go home excited,” he says.
The event has already proved educational for Igbokwe and other organizers.
“I’ve learned a lot about the logistics of putting together such a large event,” he says. “How to be flexible, how to work together as a team to find solutions.”
The Toldo Lancer Centre will also play host that day to the Alumni and Student Pow Wow, and Igbokwe encourages visitors to check it out as well.