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JINA Art 2 Science Camp Highlights

August 20, 2014 • Categories: ND Energy

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Check out the highlights of the 2014 Art 2 Science Camp sponsored by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame. 

During the JINA Art 2 Science Camp from July 14-18, 2014 in the Jordan Hall of Science, over 175 children learned about the wonders of the physical universe and used their creativity to express their new knowledge by creating art and hands-on experiments.

Dr. Amy Hixon, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and member of the ND Energy faculty, and her research team wowed attendees with a Mentos and Diet Coke geyser, while teaching participants about how to conduct scientific experiments. Dr. Hixon’s research involves how processes at the mineral-water interface control actinide behavior, very similar to the process that occurs at the candy-soda interface to create a spectacular eruption.

 Check out the video here!

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