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Students lead slime-making demo at Sally Ride Science Festival

April 16, 2010

Members of the Loyola American Chemical Society and adviser Kurt Birdwhistell, Ph.D., professor of Chemistry, participated in the Sally Ride Science Festival at Tulane University on Saturday, March 13. The group led a demonstration helping Sally Ride participants make slime and explaining the chemistry process involved.

Loyola University New Orleans students who participated included Keegan McCauley, a biochemistry junior from Grand Junction, Colo.; Inna Dizon, a forensic chemistry junior from Paranaque, Philippines; Alexa Triplett, a biochemistry junior from New Orleans; and Kei Osawa, a forensic chemistry junior from Irvine, Calif.

Sally Ride Science is an innovative science content company dedicated to fueling girls’ and boys’ interests in science, math and technology. Dr. Sally Ride, best known as America’s first woman in space, founded the company in 2001 to create quality programs and products that educate, entertain, engage and inspire.

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