Explore every day science at KPU’s Science Rendezvous 2013!

Wed, Apr 3, 2013

On May 11, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Langley campus will be transformed into a spectacular science experience for the 2013 Science Rendezvous. Everyone is welcome to come to this free event and check out the exciting demonstrations, explosive experiments, and other hands-on activities.

KPU will showcase experiments featuring wireless robots, do-it-yourself rockets, dancing fire, and extracting DNA. The event will take place at 20901 Langley Bypass from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. A chemistry magic show is scheduled for 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm; other demonstrations will run throughout the day.

"We are very excited to open the doors of the Langley campus to the community and share in the celebration of science in everyday life,” said Betty Worobec, dean, faculty of science and horticulture, academic lead organizer of the KPU Langley Science Rendezvous. “This will be the first time KPU has participated in the nation-wide Science Rendezvous. We are hoping to attract families from across the Lower Mainland to join us for a day of fun, hands-on science-related activities for all ages."

Science Rendezvous held its first event in 2008 in the Toronto area. Now, a national event, Science Rendezvous reaches over 30,000 people across Canada, promoting direct community involvement and enthusiasm for sciences. The event takes science to the streets in a highly interactive public program of events that inspires people of all ages with a passion for science – it’s where people and science meet!

For more information about Science Rendezvous visit, sciencerendezvous.ca/2013/Kwantlen.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


For more information about this event, contact:
Michelle Molnar
Faculty of Science
Tel: 604-599-2357

For more information about KPU, contact:
Cara Johnson
Media Specialist
Tel: 604.598.6196