LBCC To Host Annual Science Night May 13

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Long Beach City College’s annual Science Night, a free community event featuring interactive science experiments, displays and demonstrations, will be May 13, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Liberal Arts Campus.

Science Night is open to the public and includes free food, music and parking.

This fun, educational, family-friendly event will feature interactive science and math experiments, displays and demonstrations from faculty and students in the Department of Life Science and the Department of Mathematics and Engineering.

Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • Planetarium shows, including the viewing of the moon with a telescope.
  • An underwater robotics demonstration.
  • A hands-on display of mineral, rock and fossil specimens led by Geology Department faculty.
  • Displays of human organ specimens, such as brain tissue, by the Anatomy Department
  • A “germ glow” hand-washing demonstration for attendees to judge their hand washing techniques, led by the Microbiology Department.
  • Interactive pulse and blood pressure readings using new, high-tech mannequins at the Nursing Program.
  • The Mathematics Department will demonstrate simple arithmetic and calculus topics using a synthesizer.

Attractions will located in Buildings C and D as well as in the nearby courtyard of LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carson St. Buildings C and D are located north of Carson Avenue near Clark Street; free parking is available at Lots F, G and H, located just west of Clark Street.

Free vegan food from Bodhi Tree Café will be provided. Reggae band The ComeUnity Band returns again this year to perform.

The annual event has become increasingly popular in the community. Last year’s Science Night drew about 600 people to the LBCC campus.

The event is hosted by the Department of Life Science and the Department of Mathematics and Engineering.

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