Ivy Tech to host Super Science Saturday and Manufacturing Day

BLOOMINGTON – On Saturday, November 5, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host two fun and educational events: Super Science Saturday and Manufacturing Day. Super Science Saturday will provide free, fun, hands-on science activities for grades K-12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences, located at 501 N. Profile Parkway. Manufacturing Day, held at Ivy Tech Community College from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will provide equipment demonstrations and information about Ivy Tech associate degrees that lead to modern manufacturing careers. Drop-ins are welcomed for both events.

Families who attend Super Science Saturday can enjoy 20 booths of hands-on science fun. Among many science-based activities, students can take their pulse with a marshmallow, learn about lava lamps, make a bouncy-ball, see raisins dance, make a “bag of blood,” experience glowing hands, or transform into a bombardier beetle.

Manufacturing Day attendees can learn about manufacturing careers, see equipment and technology demonstrations by industry experts, and learn about Ivy Tech technology and computing degrees that lead to modern manufacturing careers. In the areas of technology and computing, Ivy Tech offers associate degrees in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Industrial Technology, Computer Science, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, Database Management and Administration, Informatics, Information Technology Support, Server Administration, Software Development, and Network Infrastructure.

Manufacturing Day visitors can also watch the 11th annual Robotics Contest, hosted by Ivy Tech and the Bloomington Robotics Club. More than 120 middle and high school students will compete this year, representing 31 teams from 12 schools from nine Indiana counties.

For questions about Super Science Saturday, call (812) 330-6047 or email sarnold@ivytech.edu.

For questions about Manufacturing Day, call (812) 330-6050 or email kbarnes@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech spring classes begin January 17 but students should enroll by January 9 in order to be prepared on the first day of classes. To enroll, visit www.ivytech.edu/applynow, stop into Ivy Tech Bloomington located at 200 Daniels Way, or call (812) 330-6013. Ivy Tech is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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