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UVU Presents its Third ‘Science for Breakfast’

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February 26, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Louise Illes (801) 863-6040
University Marketing & Communications: Erin Spurgeon (801) 863-6807
Written by: Chelsey Richardson (801) 863-8504

Science and breakfast don’t commonly go hand-in-hand, but UVU’s College of Science & Health is putting them together once again. “Science for Breakfast” is a series that was started last fall with the goal of engaging and educating the local community about science and health education at UVU. The series will continue Wednesday, March 3, with UVU associate professor of chemistry Craig Thulin, presenting on the topic of “What are UVU Scientists Doing With Our Money and Our Children?” Thulin will discuss how UVU’s science programs benefit the community by creating future science and healthcare innovators.

“We want the outside community to know that even though we’re not technically considered a ‘research’ university, we do have a broad base of students learning from quality faculty who are doing some of the finest research here in science and health,” said Louise Illes, assistant dean for the UVU College of Science & Health. “The students can excel because of that – it often ignites a passion for the field in them, and then we send these wonderful students off to graduate school elsewhere. This is really a showcase for faculty, to engage and inspire the students and community.”

The event will be held from 8-9 a.m. in Centre Stage of the Sorensen Student Center. It is free and intended for general audiences. Breakfast will be served, and parking validations will be available. Interested parties should RSVP to Cathy Marshall at (801) 863-6441 or marshaca@uvu.edu.

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