Students will put on the Science Circus, previously known as the Chemistry Circus Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Bennett Gymnasium.
About 25 students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Engineering and Physics will perform demonstrations of scientific experiments. Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, director of undergraduate research, said the event will last about one hour. This is the second year the circus will be in Bennett, having previously been in Walling Lecture Hall.
“About half of the acts are students in chemistry and biochemistry seminar, a quarter are members of the Chemistry Club and a quarter are from the Society of Physics Students, so about half of the students are volunteers,” Sutherlin said.
The Circus will be free of charge and open to adults and children of all ages.
“These demonstrations will involve all sorts of fun things from explosions to brightly colored flames, fluorescent chemicals and even a fire-breathing jack-o-lantern,” said Sutherlin.