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Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, email@example.com, (612) 626-7959
Jeff Falk, University News Service, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 626-1720
What: Boy Scout Science and Engineering Merit Badge event
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where: Smith Hall, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St., S.E., Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/27/2012)—University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering student groups will help about 150 Boy Scouts earn merit badges in science and engineering at a special day-long event 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the University of Minnesota, Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St. S.E., Minneapolis.
The Boy Scouts will have opportunities to earn merit badges in chemistry, robotics, energy, and nuclear engineering. The day will include demonstrations as well as hands-on activities with current science and engineering university students. The Boy Scouts will also have an opportunity to meet a professor and ask questions about research and college life.
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering student groups involved include Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry co-ed fraternity), Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), Theta Tau (engineering co-ed fraternity), Material Advantage (materials science and engineering student group), Active Energy Club (energy conservation student group), Society of Physics Students (physics student group), and the Nikola Tesla Patent Producers (an inventors student group).