Thursday, March 15, 2018

Reynolds Host Successful Science Night

Reynolds recently hosted its 14th Annual Science Night on the college’s Parham Road Campus. This year’s event was titled “An Interactive Evening with Scientists”. Exhibitors participated from organizations outside the college including:  Henricopolis Soil and Water Division, Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Community Idea Stations – Science Matters, MathScience Innovation Center, Virginia Herpetological Society, Mattaponi Pamunkey Rivers Association,  Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, King and the Queen Courthouse Tavern Museum.

“The event is always exciting for our students,” said Assistant Professor of Biology Karen Neal. “And we are very thankful for all the outside organizations that participated. While at Science Night, the outside organizations were able to share with our students what they are doing in the community and also gives them time to recruit our students to volunteer or work for them.”

With over 300 people in attendance, there were eight exhibits by Reynolds faculty, staff and student organizations including the Reynolds Honors Program, the Science Club and the Robotics Club. A few of the favorite exhibits were the Goldfish Petting Zoo, Streams in Action, Physics of Our World, Reynolds’ Makerspace, Microorganisms are Everywhere and The Skin You Are In.

During the event, Reynolds President Dr. Gary Rhodes was presented with a gift from the Math, Science and Engineering Department in appreciation for his continued support of Science Night. Rhodes had this to say about the event on Facebook: It was a most fun and informative evening! A shout out of MANY THANKS to the faculty and staff who made tonight’s event such a success! 
Dr. Gary Rhodes (Right)