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Students are invited to U.'s Science Day

High school students will learn about the excitement of careers in science and engineering today during the free "Science Day at the University" event, scheduled at the University of Utah.

Hundreds of high school juniors and seniors are expected to attend, according to James DeGooyer, program coordinator with the U.'s College of Science. The event is hosted by the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences.

"Science Day is the university's largest student recruitment event," DeGooyer said in a press release. "There is no cost to students, parents or educators."

While most students were invited because they expressed an interest in science or their teachers nominated them, he said, "any Utah high school senior or junior may attend simply by registering in the Olpin Union Building's main foyer."

The session starts at 9 a.m. in the Union Building with a welcome, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a speech by Greg M. Jones, science adviser to Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. Activities continue through 3 p.m., including demonstrations about cooling material through sound waves, information about explosions and computing visualization.