July 22, 2011 5:43 AM
New Wave staff
Showing off their scientific know-how, high school students participated in the citywide Upward Bound Science Fair on Tuesday (July 19) in Newcomb Hall.
Tulane sponsored the event for participants in Upward Bound programs at Tulane, Dillard University and Southern University–New Orleans, which help the students in college preparation. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Craig Nettles, left, and Tia Harris, center, talk about their science project on the effects of earthquakes on water systems. Both students participate in Upward Bound at Dillard.
Dr. Monique Cola, an assistant professor of neurology at the Tulane School of Medicine, makes a presentation during the session. She was a guest speaker and science fair judge.
Shaking it up, students take part in a tasty lab experiment – making ice cream. The ice cream ingredients (milk, heavy cream, vanilla and sugar) are in one plastic bag, placed inside another plastic bag containing ice and salt. The results after lots of shaking? Quite yummy.
Brentin Mock uses a map to make his point during a discussion at the event. The communications editor at Loop 21, an online source for news, resources and opinions on African American issues, he also helped judge the students’ work.
Making glow-in-the-dark green slime are, from left, Kahlil Vining from SUNO’s Upward Bound program, with J’Lynn Bell and Jaevian James, both of whom participate in the program at Tulane.
Learning about weather, the Upward Bound participants listen to WDSU-TV meteorologist Damon Singleton, who was one of three judges of science fair projects.
Soaking up science, the students listen to presentations. The science fair also featured lab experiments in five themed rooms: Gulf Coast, tundra, meteorology, astronomy and tropical rainforest.
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