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BPC’s Math & Science Festival Fun

Math and Science festival
Isaac Baker, 8, (center) watches and listens closely during the gravity experiment at BPC’s Spring Math & Science Festival. His mother, Jacqueline Baker, of Ailey (left) looks on.


By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College students and faculty provided more than a dozen math and science experiments during the college’s annual Spring Math & Science Festival on the Mount Vernon campus Saturday, March 17.             

BPC student and five-year-old make gak
BPC biology major, Joy Reed, shows Macie Pittman, 5, a student at Montgomery County Elementary School, how to make “goo-gak” at the college’s Spring Math & Science Festival. Macie is the daughter of Misty and Jeff Wade of Mount Vernon. Macie’s sister, Madison, 9, also enjoyed the day’s activities. (Photos by Kelley M. Arnold)

The spring festival, though not as large as the fall event, was attended by 45 elementary and middle school age children and their parents from the Heart of Georgia area. The fall festival draws over 140 students each year.

“The children, parents and other teachers from the area had a great time and spent a lot of time at the different tables,” said Dr. David McMillin, chair of the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. “The math games or science demonstration tables were operated by students in education courses, particular math and science courses, a representative from The Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center and BPC faculty. Almost 20 students from BPC had a project in the festival.”


The Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center, as well as the college’s Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, sponsors the biennial event. The festival was held from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Morgan-Moses Building.




BPC student helps 10-year-old with plane
Elizabeth Braswell, 10, a student at Montgomery County Elementary School, receives some technical help from BPC senior Mike Williams as they work on a aerodynamic project at the college’s Spring Math & Science Festival. Elizabeth’s mom, Tabitha, looks on.
Catherine White, 7, of Wheeler County
Catherine White, 7, a student at Wheeler County Elementary, participates in the experiment “Can you travel each path only once?” at the Spring Math & Science Festival. Catherine is the daughter of Charlotte and Anthony White.

More Math & Science Festival pictures!

BPC student and festival-goer
science experiment
Spice drop pyramids
flame experiment




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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM