West Windsor, N.J. – MCCC faculty, staff and students enjoyed a great day volunteering at Super Science Saturday in May. The event, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, attracted approximately 4,000 visitors.
According to MCCC Professor of Chemistry Helen Tanzini, who led the Mercer group, the MCCC crew worked side by side with volunteers from Princeton University, Rider University and the Trenton section of the American Chemical Society to provide an incredible educational experience.
Twelve different experiments captured the magic of chemistry in interactive activities. Fanciful names like Magic Sand, Bubble Fantasia, Glow Germ, Melting Blocks and Slime attracted crowds of youngsters who enthusaistcially joined in the fun, often with parents equally as delighted.
“It’s a great leadership activity for our students,” Tanzini said, “and a chance for students to interact with faculty outside the classroom, as well as with science students from other colleges. We made a lot of children happy that day and hopefully encouraged their curiosity about sicence.”
In addition to Tanzini, faculty and staff volunteers included Carlo Alfare, Jing Huang, Ralph Papp and Lois Owens. Current/ graduating students included Fabiola Pincay, Elias Deleon and Brendon Feldman. Among the alumni volunteers, several of whom participated in the event as MCCC students, were Chinedu Iolka, Yifan Zhao, Tim Hoffman, Kate Kingsley and Jane Ann Robinson.
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