“Edible Science” Open House celebrates 25 years of Let’s Talk Science

Volunteers of Let’s Talk Science demonstrating an ‘edible science’ activity.

Join them in the Atrium on January 23 - learning about science has never been so tasty!

As a young professor back in 1993, Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden saw that graduate students needed an outlet for practicing their teaching skills. So, she decided to put them in front of groups of high school students, with whom they could share their passion for science. Soon after, the Let’s Talk Science Program was born. A quarter-century later, it has evolved into a national program and a multi-university and college collaboration.  

To mark 25 years of science outreach, staff, faculty and students of the Faculty of Medicine are invited to the Let’s Talk Science “Edible Science” Open House in the RGN Atrium on Tuesday, January 23.

Guests will have a chance to experience first-hand this volunteer-run program, which had its beginnings at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and has exposed more than 200,000 Canadian youth (and adults) to the many wonders of science. They will rotate through four stations as scientists, concocting tasty desserts (think marshmallows and chocolate) based on the principles of science and demonstrated by the program’s enthusiastic volunteers.

Drop by the Open House to see what Let’s Talk Science is all about. Admission is free. Those wishing to donate to the program are invited to visit alumni.uottawa.ca/letstalkscience .

Let’s Talk Science - “Edible Science” Open House

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Atrium, Roger Guindon Hall
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Main photo credit: Let’s Talk Science

A mound of chocolate squares on a surface.

Open House participants will rotate through four stations as scientists, concocting tasty treats based on the principles of science. Photo credit: Charisse Kenion


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