Richard Popoff donned classic mad scientist garb for the chemistry magic show at the Science Rendezvous last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science has another rendezvous with Langley at KPU campus

Science Rendezvous and an open house offer a glimpse into courses and classes offered by KPU

Magic shows, wireless robots, and edible plants will be the highlights at this year’s Science Rendezvous, along with an open house at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Saturday, May 11.

“Science Rendezvous is a chance to give the public an informal hands-on experience with everyday science and spark their curiosity,” said Elizabeth Worobec, dean of Science and Horticulture at KPU.

Last year, the event attracted over 3,000 people of all ages.

This year, organizations like Science World will be on site, as well as innovators and researchers.

Participants will have a chance to see science demonstrations and participate in hands-on experiments.

Hands-on opportunities include treetop bucket rides, making “blood” and glitter slime, brewery tours (with beer-tastings for adults), virtual reality and mechatronics, a recycle sorting game, urban gardening and seed bookmarks, a button-maker studio, and disease detective and lie detector.

On the same day, KPU is hosting the Langley Open House that gives prospective students and the public a chance to see what programs and courses KPU offers, as well as a look inside the campus.

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“The Open House is our chance to connect with the community and showcase everything KPU has to offer,” said Dr. Alan Davis, vice-chancellor and president at KPU, “from unique programs and innovative approaches to hands-on education and learning opportunities outside of the classroom.”

He added that it’s also a day of fun, learning, and discovery with the KPU community.

Campus tours and hands-on activities will give guests a chance to get to know KPU Langley and all it has to offer.

All guests who register in advance for the Langley Open House will be entered for a chance to win one $500 tuition waiver and one of four pairs of Vancouver Whitecaps tickets.

There are many other prizes as well.

The events take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 11, and are free for the public to attend.

Attendees are encouraged to register at Science Rendezvous and the Langley Open House.

This is the 7th year the family-friendly Science Rendezvous event has been held at KPU Langley.

Science Rendezvous is part of Science Odyssey, a national celebration of science, with events taking place on the same day in 25 cities across Canada.

KPU Langley is located at 20901 Langley Bypass.


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Young Aythan Flores (in the goggles) was talked through the stops of extracting DNA from a strawberry, using science lab tools to gather up the genetic material on the end of a glass rod. (Langley Advance Times files)

Kailie and Chris Tosatto enjoyed last year’s Science Rendezvous activities. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science student Sadaf Fahim was about to go into KPU’s nursing program, and taught people of all ages about organs such as kidneys at Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Student Rachael Klein helped students make blood from various craft items at Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Bob Chin was one of the physics department staff overseeing the dancing flames display at last year’s Science Rendezvous at KPU’s Langley campus. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files) Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science Rendezvous 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Science Rendezvous. (photo supplied by KPU)

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