Waynesburg University will hold a Chemistry for the Future event Thursday, Dec. 8, for prospective students.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will take place in the Paul R. Stewart Science Hall on the University’s main campus.
The Chemistry for the Future event is aimed at helping students understand the type of careers that can be pursued with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry or pharmaceutical science. It will also include a hands-on component for participants.
“You hear a lot about STEM, but visualizing what a scientist does, specifically a chemist or a biochemist working in a lab, is challenging to do because not a lot of people have experience with that,” said Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chairperson of the Chemistry and Forensic Science Department. “This is an opportunity to do that and see what kind of careers are available.”
Representatives from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, the world’s second-largest producer of laboratory instrumentation, will be in attendance to demonstrate a variety of the equipment available to students within Waynesburg’s Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science.
The event is open to all high school students, but space is limited.