LBCC Annual Science Night - May 19
Long Beach City College’s annual Science Night, a free community event featuring interactive science experiments, displays and demonstrations, will be May 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Liberal Arts Campus.
Science Night is open to the public and includes free food, music and parking.
This fun, educational, family-friendly event will feature interactive science and math experiments, displays and demonstrations from faculty and students in the Department of Life Science, Department of Physical Science and the Department of Mathematics and Engineering.
Some of this year’s highlights include:
- Planetarium shows, including the viewing of the moon with a telescope.
- An underwater robotics demonstration.
- A hands-on display of mineral, rock and fossil specimens led by Geology Department faculty.
- Displays of human organ specimens, such as brain tissue, by the Anatomy Department
- A “germ glow” hand-washing demonstration for attendees to judge their hand washing techniques, led by the Microbiology Department.
- Interactive pulse and blood pressure readings using new, high-tech mannequins at the Nursing Program.
- The Mathematics Department will demonstrate mathematical concepts using a Moog Modular synthesizer.
- Owl pellet (undigested matter) dissections, by the Life Science Department.
Attractions will be located in Building D as well as in the nearby courtyard of LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 E. Carson St. Buildings D is located north of Carson Avenue near Clark Street. Free parking is available at Lots F, G and H, located just west of Clark Street. Click here for a map of the Liberal Arts Campus.
Reggae band Red Eye Redemption will perform. Free food will be provided.
The annual event gives the community the opportunity to interact with LBCC faculty and explore the College’s science labs. It has become increasingly popular each year, with last year’s Science Night drawing about 600 people to the LBCC campus.
The event is hosted by the Department of Life Science, Department of Physical Science and the Department of Mathematics and Engineering. It is funded by LBCC's Student Equity Initiative.