Purdue Science Student Council celebrates National Science Week


For years, the Purdue Science Student Council has helped celebrate National Science Week on campus.

The event started Sept. 29 and extends to Oct. 3. On Sept. 29, Purdue Science students stumped their fellow Boilermakers with science trivia questions while on Sept. 30; they created refreshing flash frozen fruit kabobs thanks to a vat of liquid nitrogen. Sealed in an industrial drum, the steaming chemical cooled to -367 degrees Celsius took only a few seconds to turn watermelon, grapes, strawberries, banana and fruit-flavored marshmallows on a stick to freeze. After a couple seconds to thaw, the cool treat was ready to eat.

Numerous students stopped by the curious display in front of the south entrance of Wetherill Laboratory.

Chemistry senior Jordan Rogers, Chemistry junior Ryan Sventanoff and other PSSC students used the delicious and refreshing frozen treat to tell students about the rest of their Science Week events:

Oct. 1

  • Prof. Gustavo Rodriguez-Rivera, “The Intersection of Art, Biology, Ethics, and Computer Science,” 4 p.m., Lawson Computer Science Building, Room B151

Oct. 2

  • Columbia Park Zoo presents “Animal Planet,” 5 p.m., Krach Leadership Center, Room 260
  • “An Evening Variety: The Boys Are Back,” 8:45 p.m., Matthews Hall, Room 210

Oct. 3

  • “Science Jeopardy, 5 p.m., Lawson, Room B155

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