The 31st annual Science Alive was held at the St. Joseph County Public Library on Saturday, February 11, 2023. The Physics Club organized a table with the goal of exposing attendees to smart-phone based data collection using the freely available phyphox app. Co-presidents Emilee Edmonds (’24) and Preston Porter (’23) each took shifts, along with club members Joy Thompson (’24) and Olivia Bruner (’22 — B.S. in Health Sciences). Emilee Edmonds prepared an activity handout, along with a Spanish version as translated by Michael Morales (’23).
The event was a huge success, with constant traffic at the Physics Club table, and club members interacting with roughly 250 kids. (As a lower bound, ~240 yo-yos, with a spherical cow + telescope graphic, had been distributed by about 3:30, and the event went until 4:00 p.m.).
Anthropology, Biology and Chemistry had tables as well, so IUSB was well-represented. It was great to see the event return to full force (post pandemic), with an estimated total attendance exceeding 1,500 people!