CLEMSON – The College of Science Student Advisory Board (COSSAB) is proud to present the second annual “SCI Week,” with events running from Monday, Feb. 25, through Friday, March 1.
COSSAB consists of undergraduate and graduate student representatives from the four departments, one school and all seven major programs that serve as liaisons between students and faculty. Department representatives have made changes to the curriculum, founded clubs for students within their major, organized new classes, and more. The idea for a SCI Week began in 2018, with members of COSSAB seeking to engage with the College at large and University as a whole. This year, COSSAB is excited to partner with a variety of organizations across campus to create a week of exciting events that everyone can take part in.
Each of the four departments and the school was assigned a day, and COSSAB representatives were responsible for planning each day’s events.
On Monday, the genetics and biochemistry department will be handing out cookies on Library Bridge from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and answering questions that passersby might have about the major or SCI Week. At 5 p.m. in Jordan 033, pizza will be provided to those attending the panel “Brave New Genome: A Discussion on Gene Editing Realities, Implications, and Misconceptions.” Panelists will discuss gene editing in the context of research, health policy and scientific ethics. This event is co-sponsored by CHANGE and the Rutland Institute for Ethics.
On Tuesday, the biological sciences department will be showcasing slides and colorful microscope images in the ground floor of the Life Sciences Facility from 1-3 p.m., with swag/food provided to attendees. That evening, biology jeopardy will be held in Watt 316 from 5-6:30, where winners can take home prizes.
On Wednesday, the physics department will demonstrate exciting technology such as the Vandegraaf Generator, Vacuum Cannon, and more on Library Bridge from 11 a.m.-noon. At 3 p.m. in Martin Plaza, a clone of Newton’s apple tree will be planted. Upstate media outlets are expected to be in attendance.
On Thursday, the chemistry department will be handing out cupcakes themed to look like the Periodic Table of Elements from noon-3 p.m. on Library Bridge. Later that day, a CAPS representative will be presenting “Managing Your Stress + Balancing Priorities=A Thriving Life” in Hunter 100 from 4-5 p.m.
On Friday, the school of mathematical and statistical sciences will be playing Monty Hall and Prisoner’s Dilemma on Library Bridge from noon-2 p.m., with candy going to the winners. Each day, the physics department has organized a planetarium event to showcase the wonders of the universe visible in our night skies. These shows will take place Monday-Thursday at 4 p.m., and Friday at 2 p.m. Seating is limited. Sign up here.
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