Rowan to welcome high schools to second annual sciences dayApril 23, 2008
Close to 70 high school students from six Gloucester County high schools will join 15 Rowan science professors at the 2nd Annual Sciences Day
on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Robinson and Science Halls on Rowan's Glassboro campus.
Six high schools — Glassboro High School, Pitman High School, Washington Township High School, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Clearview Regional High School, Deptford High School and the Gloucester County Alternative Program — will participate. The event is designed to pique the students' interest and encourage them to pursue further study of the sciences.
Faculty members from the Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, Biological Sciences and Chemistry departments will host a combination of presentations and lab experiments on topics such as number theory, robotics, mathematics used to create and verify barcodes and credit card numbers, alchemy (turning coins into gold), photochromic lenses ("transition" lenses that darken in sunlight) and developing latent fingerprints in forensic analysis.