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Vice President Taylor Hammer and student Ebenezer working on a Chemistry.
By: Madison Brand
This Spring, The Science Club at Skagit Valley College is eager for student involvement to educate about science and to answer experimental questions. The primary goal of the club is to involve the community and promote science. All students who are curious about science or just interested in any type of science in general are encouraged to partake in the Science Club at Skagit Valley College.
Being involved in the science club comes with many perks. One is that anybody can join the club, even if not a science major. If students are interested in science majors, the science club is a fantastic way to network and to assist in transferring into a university. The science club leaders would like students know they want to help you as much as possible and is a fun place to explore curiosities around science! With always having access to the science lab, there will always be time for unanswered questions to be solved.
The Science Club was founded in Spring of 2017 by Skagit Valley College students Italo Perich, President of the Science Club, and Taylor Hammer, Vice President of the Science Club. By Fall Quarter of 2018, the club was officially established and open for people to join. Perich noted that the club has hosted middle school students from the area multiple times. The middle school students can use high-quality technological equipment to be able to conduct experiments. The Science Club hosts the middle schoolers in high hopes to inspire children to love science! Perich and Hammer noted they would both like to see more student involvement in the club.
Perich and Hammer are both avid lovers of science. Perich said the most exciting thing about science is the unknown because, “its like a new frontier every single day, everything you do is based on science, science is the language that makes up the universe.” Hammer loves biology and chemistry, mostly to research and find answers to her questions. Both Hammer and Perich are excited to work with club members.
The science club will be hosting a Sci 5k on June 2nd to help fundraise for future events and field trip. 25 percent of the proceeds will go to Sea-Tech 4-H club middle and high schoolers creating robots for a national competition. Another 25 percent will be going to Pi Theta Kappa in exchange for helping at the event. Another event the science club is currently working on is named “Don’t Bomb Your Exams, Bomb Your Bath” where attendees will be able to create their own bath bombs using a science experiment the week before finals week.
The purpose/mission of the science club at Skagit Valley College is “to educate the community about the importance, applications, and types of science. As a club, we work to foster a passion for science and encourage science education in the community.”
For more information on how to join the Science Club, contact Dr. Roxanne Smith at