KPU’s first Science Rendezvous an overwhelming success!

Tue, May 14, 2013
  • KPU Science Rendezvous

KPU Science Rendezvous
Community members join together to watch the Chemistry Magic Show during KPU’s first Science Rendezvous, May 11, 2013.

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May 14, 2013

KPU’s first Science Rendezvous an overwhelming success!

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – On May 11, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Langley campus was transformed into a spectacular science experience for the 2013 Science Rendezvous. Over 500 community participants, primarily families, came to this free event to check out the exciting demonstrations, explosive experiments, and other hands-on activities.

KPU showcased experiments featuring wireless robots, do-it-yourself rockets, dancing fire, and extracting DNA. Community members also took a special interest to the chemistry magic show, the bug lab and the marine organism show and tell.

“Scores of volunteers and hundreds of visitors made KPU’s first Science Rendezvous a resounding success!” said Betty Worobec, dean, faculty of science and horticulture, academic lead organizer of the KPU Langley Science Rendezvous. “The crowds exceeded our expectations and our Langley campus was buzzing with great enthusiasm and sheer joy in the discovery of science in our everyday lives. I am so proud of all the faculty, staff and student volunteers that shared their joy of science with the public and I thank our KPU community and members of the Langley community for joining us for a day of fun.”

“I’m overwhelmed by the success of this event,” added Michelle Molnar, event organizer, KPU. “There were so many people who helped make this event possible and I am so grateful for their hard work. Our faculty, staff and student volunteers were especially amazing and their enthusiasm for science was contagious. Everyone had a wonderful time, learned something new and will hopefully be back next year!”

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!

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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