Bannan Scholars put on science fair at Bailey Gatzert

May 17, 2010

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Seattle University’s Bannan Scholars shared their knowledge with local students this month when they traveled to Bailey Gatzert Elementary School to create eight booths for a science fair. More than 300 people attended the second annual fair, which was organized by scholars Michelle Vo (diagnostic ultrasound), Allison Pollack (biology) and Katherine Boehnlein (environmental studies) and featured demonstrations in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. The Pre-Health Sciences Club, for instance, ran a relay in which students donned lab coats and safety goggles, carrying "pills" (jelly beans) to a "nurse" then transferring some "blood" to a beaker with a syringe. 

Dan Matlock, associate professor of biology, who directs the scholars program, helped facilitate the event. Also assisting was Sally Haber, who as director of the Children’s Literacy Project has been the driving force in the university’s growing partnership with Bailey Gatzert.

Bannan Scholars are juniors and seniors, who are chosen on the basis of academic achievement and commitment to service to the campus and greater community.