For the second consecutive year, Miner Institute teamed up with science departments at SUNY Plattsburgh and invited local middle and high school students to the Institute for a Science Saturday event on April 1. Students were able to interact with faculty and students from chemistry, physics, earth and environmental science, and biology. Staff and students from the North Country Planetarium on campus were also on site with some equipment and activities. The event provides students an opportunity to learn about careers in science and in particular what science programs are offered at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Around 20 students from area schools such as Beekmantown, Peru, Saranac, and Chazy attended the event. Dr. Meg Pearson, Dean of the School for Arts and Sciences at Plattsburgh welcomed the group and was on hand to answer questions participants had. Mallory Carpenter, an admissions advisor, was also at the event and talked with students about SUNY Plattsburgh, financial aid opportunities, and handed out cool Cardinal swag!
Students were also given the opportunity to head upstairs to the lab with Miner Institute Director of Lab Studies Steve Kramer and Dr. Ewa Pater, chair of the chemistry department at SUNY Plattsburgh to do some hands-on activities.
We are already looking forward to the third annual event in 2024!
Check out the Press Republican article on the event: https://www.pressrepublican.com/news/miner-institute-hosts-science-saturday/article_3b1988fe-d285-11ed-9cae-57e299828007.html