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RCBC hosts second annual Science Slam as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival

Science Slam

Travel to the Space Station with the help of virtual reality at Rowan College at Burlington County’s second annual Science Slam on April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. This event, part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, is free and open to the public.

“As a former trustee of Rowan College at Burlington County, I am proud of how the college has expanded the way in which we educate our students and jobseekers through its state-of-the-art science and technology programs,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes, who serves as the college’s liaison. “Events like Science Slam are an excellent way to get students and the community excited about the growing future of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health related industries.”

Science Slam includes hands-on science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health-related activities on its Mount Laurel Campus. Participants will enjoy drone flying, robot fighting and toy car racing, and learn about blood typing, nutrition, crime scene investigations and the evolution of measurements.

“This really is a great event for all ages and all scientific interests,” said Rowan College at Burlington County Acting President Michael Cioce. “Last year we had more than 600 attendees and hope to have even more come out for some science activities that are fun for all ages.”

Science Slam is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a week-long celebration that takes place in April. The event features informal science experiments, lectures, debates, and hands-on activities. Activities aim to stimulate interest in STEM and inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and health professionals.

“Our faculty members and community partners have put together a program that will truly have something for everyone,” said Dr. Edem Tetteh, dean of the college’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division. “We really hope this engaging and fun event will inspire a new generation of scientists.”

The STEM division at RCBC has become a destination for students thanks to 3+1 paths to Rowan University that include computing and informatics, biology and nursing.

In addition to Science Slam, RCBC will host a Star Party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20 on the Mount Laurel Campus. Local astronomers will bring dozens of telescopes to campus for participants to stare at the stars, contemplate the constellations and be amazed by astronomy.

If you have any questions about these events please contact the RCBC Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1372.