College Professor Creates Traveling Science Show
Release Date: 9/2/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
Carroll Community College Science Professor
Creates Traveling Science Show
Elementary and Middle School Students Learn That Science is Fun
Carroll Community College Professor of Science Francois Derasse believes that everyone should develop an interest in science to better understand the world around them.
To that end, Professor Derasse has established a traveling exhibit to educate students in Carroll County Public Schools about science. His show, a demonstration of experiments, is called "Professor Wizard's Wonders of Science."
Derasse is inviting college employees and families; Carroll County Public School teachers and administrators; and the general public to enjoy a preview of "Professor Wizard's Wonders of Science" on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 in the Theater in the Scott Center at 7:00 p.m.
"Not since Sputnik has the national call for students to move into science and mathematics- related careers been more critical. If we don't help spur interest in science and nurture our best and brightest young minds toward furthering their education in science, we compromise our competitiveness and security in the future. Professor Derasse is a master teacher and is just the sort of individual to inspire such interest in our youth. He is exciting, engaging and makes science accessible and 'wonder'-ful for students," said Dr. James Ball, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at the college.
"My intent with my show is to capture the imaginations of those in my audience and instill a desire in them to know more. School shows, which will include what I call 'wow' demonstrations, are not intended to teach science. Instead, the shows are intended to foster curiosity and an interest in studying science," said Derasse.
Admission is free. Space is limited to "first come, first serve." Please R.S.V.P by calling 410-386-8235 by Sept. 15.