“They get to walk in, open up an incubator, and find something no one else in the world knows,” said Professor Dr. Harry Kestler, a science professor at Lorain County Community College, on what he tells his science students to keep them motivated.
Science professors, Dr. Kathy Durham and Kestler from the Allied Science and Health Division, will have help from LCCC, early college, PSEO, and University Partnership students as well as alumni, will put on a Stem Symposium celebrating science.
Planned to take place in the new Lab Sciences building on April 4th at 10:00 am til about 2, this event is open to the students and the public alike with the purpose of inviting people in to see the new building and to get excited about science. Kestler explains the event as welcome to scientists and nonscientists both, “it will be wicked fun and people will be learning at the same time,” said Kestler. Learning and fun, Kestler shared, are two things he believes should go hand in hand.
On top of teaching, Durham and Kestler offer independent research opportunities to their students. Some of these students will take part in this event presenting their results and answering any questions attendees may have. Also to take place on the day of; a magic show! Not just any magic show but one revolving around chemistry. “High school students from the surrounding area will be there,” said Durham. “It’s a great opportunity to show them the potential of LCCC and to spark their interest in science.”
Aside from a magic show and interactive presentations, there will also be a lunch offered in the college center and a student panel.