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Carroll Community College Invites Community to Science Show

Release Date: 9/30/2010

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CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Invites Community to Science Show

Westminster, Md., September 30, 2010-Special presentations of Professor Wizard Wonders of Science will benefit student scholarships at Carroll Community College. The shows will be held Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center.

Proceeds from admission will benefit student scholarships through the Carroll Community College Foundation. General admission is $10. Admission for students, seniors, and college faculty and staff is $5.

"Professor Wizard" is actually Associate Professor of Science Francois Derasse. He has created a collection of science experiments and demonstrations which bring science concepts to life for audiences of all ages. He has performed at the college and has travelled to local public schools,  offering performances for two years now.

"I am pleased that Professor Derasse has found a way to make science exciting for young minds," said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo. "It is wonderful to know that patrons of his upcoming show will be helping to support our students."

"With the increasing demand for the show within the community, I decided to create a fundraiser to fund student scholarship and science education," said Derasse. "I have created new demonstrations for the show, including many that have a Halloween theme.  These will include things that are slimy and glow, pumpkins that explode, spooky fog, and demonstrations that will make hair stand on end-literally. The rest of the show will be a best of Professor Wizard demonstration, like giant smoke rings from an air cannon and liquid nitrogen. Even if people have seen the show before, they should come again for surprises!" College Assistant Lab Manager Sandy Shaw will also be on stage helping with props and preparations.

"I am trying to impart an interest and love of science to motivate children to want to study the discipline and develop a passion for science," said Derasse. "The popularity of the show is more than I could have imagined. What excites me is the expression of wonder on children's faces."

For more information, contact Derasse at 410-386-8213.


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