Alliance Middle School Students Learn Chemistry, Computer Science, Art at Mount Union

April 01, 2010

More than 30 sixth grade Alliance Middle School students spent the day on Thursday learning about chemistry, computer science and art from Mount Union professors and students.

In the morning, Dr. Scott Mason, professor of chemistry conducted an experiment with the students where they learned about the synthesis of aspirin.  Students also had the opportunity to use Alice, an educational software that teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment. Following lunch, the students made duck tape wallets with the Department of Art.

“I want them to start thinking about college,” said Dr. Ann Ritchey, associate professor of mathematics, who developed this biannual event to encourage students to think about their potential and future. “I wanted to give the students an idea of the variety of subjects they can study in college and the projects that go along with that major.”

In the fall, the middle school students learned math and went on a campus tour.


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