Family Science Night Oct. 27

Henderson State University’s science and mathematics departments will present the annual HSU Family Science Night Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Biology, chemistry, physics, and math clubs will provide a variety of fun demonstrations and activities for children.

Henderson faculty and representatives from the STEM Center will also be available.

“Family Science Night is an open house at the Reynolds Science Center where visitors are welcome to stroll through and stay for as much time as they like at each station,” said Dr. Shannon Clardy, associate professor physics. “The event grows every year. We hope that by encouraging kids of all ages to participate, we will share our passion for science.”

Demonstrations include frog hibernation, underwater fireworks, liquid nitrogen ice cream, a laser maze, and many more.

“Seven years ago, the Society of Physics students and I decided that we wanted to begin an outreach project that would show our community just how exciting science can be,” Clardy said. “This was an opportunity to show off the fun projects they were creating, to draw in community interest and involvement, and to show everyone that science isn’t just for nerds.

“Together with the biology and chemistry clubs, we planned activities and held our first Family Science Night. We have since grown to include mathematics, computer science, and the STEM Center.”

The event is free and open to the public. Reynolds Science Center is on 12th Street next to Arkansas Hall. For more information, contact Clardy at