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UOIT Faculty of Science hosts second annual Science Rendezvous

Expo aims to demystify science, engage curiosity and increase student enrolment in the fields of science and technology

OSHAWA, ON. - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is gearing up to welcome inquiring minds of all ages to campus next month for a day of discovery and innovation as part of the second annual Science Rendezvous.

Science Rendezvous is held throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and UOIT's event will offer fun and family-friendly activities including creating slime using polymers, examining forensic evidence and solving a crime, learning about luminescence and why things glow in the dark, morning coffee with a scientist, maggot races and art, liquid nitrogen ice cream and Science Jeopardy. The event will also include Who Knew?, a mini-seminar series focusing on topics such as Mystery, murder and mummies; Illusions, what are your eyes really seeing?; Security on the Internet; and Life's hitchhikers.

"We are very pleased to participate in Science Rendezvous again this year," said Dr. William Smith, dean of the Faculty of Science. "This expo offers a wonderful opportunity to invite members of the community to discover UOIT and investigate the incredible world of science".

Science Rendezvous events are part of a daylong initiative designed to promote the importance of science and technology to the general public at various locations across the GTA. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 9, 2009
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Science building, East Atrium
Business and Information Technology building, Atrium
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

Enter off of Simcoe Street and proceed to the Founders 1 parking lot.

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