ASU STEM Saturdays has updated schedule


The Adams State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Saturdays has added a session, Whatta You Know About Water, with Dr. Frank Novotny, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Martin Jones, emeritus professor of chemistry, for second- through fourth-grade students, on April 29, to the schedule.

Whatta You Know About Water: Water is one of the most common substances on earth, but without it, life would not exist. What's so special about water? In this Saturday STEM Adventure, you'll find out. Why do boats float? Why don't oil and water mix? Can you make your own syrup? Why do trout need cold water rather than warm water to survive? Why does a lake freeze on the surface during the winter? Come prepared to have fun and learn about this most amazing of common materials. Enrollment cap is 20.

STEM Saturdays with spaces left include:

March 4
Biodiesel and Soap from Palm Oil
Dr. Alexey Leontyev, assistant professor of chemistry
Grades 9-12
Enrollment cap is 8

April 8
The Power of Pulleys
Dr. Ashley Meek, visiting assistant professor
Grades 6-8
Enrollment cap is 20

Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon.

The following sessions are full, but students can be added to a waiting list.

March 11
Learning to Run the World with Electronics
Dr. Matt Nehring, professor of physics
Grades 4-6

April 22
Rocket-Powered Derby Cars
Dr. Chris Adams, associate professor of chemistry
Grades 8-12

Registration for all sessions is required. Once registered, participants will receive the location of session and any other pertinent information. Only parent/guardian authorized registrations will be accepted. Session registrations are limited to 2 sessions per student. No cost to participants.

For information or a reservation form, contact Simona Guillen, STEM activity coordinator, at 719-587-7586 or