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Saturday, 8 November, 2008 0:29 AM
Over 15,000 students attend 5th Annual YES! Expo at Ford Field
PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
The YES! Expo was sold-out with more than 15,000 students in attendance. This photo was from the 2006 YES! Expo.
DETROIT -- The Ford Field was a packed house on Thursday afternoon -- and it wasn't of a Lions game but of the 5th annual YES! (Youth in Science and Engineering) Expo in front of a sell-out crowd of over 15,000 junior high and high school students. The purpose behind this event is for students to be exposed in the areas that goes beyond medicine in pursuing careers as doctors, nurses, and surgeons. "In our present economy, any hope for the future lies in science, technology, and engineering", states Pete Cattelino, organizer of the Expo for Michigan Tech University, who is also the founding sponsoring university.
and experiments at The Expo included Girl Scouts of Metro
Detroit demonstrating how chemistry relates to everyday life
such as cosmetics. For instance, lipstick being made out of
melted Vasoline with Hershey's Cocoa mix. Another is making
body scrub out of brown sugar and Vasoline, and turning a
lemons into a battery, which is consisted of two different
metals suspended in an acidic solution: copper and zinc. Both
of them work well as they and the lemon's citric acid content
will provide the acidic solution. The downside is, though,
that batteries such as those won't be able to run a motor
or energize most light bulbs -- yet will provide enough energy
to dimly light an LED (Light-emitting diode).
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