Archive for April, 2015
Area children, parents were invited to an ‘explosive’ Cool Chemistry Night.
The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan invited the community to attend an educational, exciting — and somewhat explosive — evening of “Cool Chemistry” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Fine Arts Theatre.
UW-Sheboygan chemistry students performed and described fascinating, attention-grabbing experiments. The audience experienced some big “bangs” and flames throughout the evening, . Kids were also given the opportunity to create something “cool” to take home after the show with the help of UW-S chemistry students.
This popular annual UW-Sheboygan event, aims to increase interest in science among elementary and middle school-age children, and once again be organized this year by Dr. James Kabrhel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, with assistance from Dr. Karrie Rukamp, Chemistry lecturer.
The community demonstration will allow UW-Sheboygan students to gain valuable public speaking experience, as well as practice their knowledge of common chemistry-related experiments, Kabrhel said.
The “Cool Chemistry” event will offer UW-Sheboygan Chemistry students a beneficial experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom work, Kabrhel said.
“Demonstrating simple experiments in front of an audience allows the students to step into a teaching role, which is a very important part of the learning process,” he explained. Watch “Cool Chemistry on WSCS Channel 990, Un-Verse 99, and on WSCS Video On Demand.
WSCS Receives Midwest Awards
WSCS, the City of Sheboygan Community channel is the proud recipient of four Best In the Midwest Video Fest Merit Awards, to be presented at the Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) Annual Spring Conference in Milwaukee on April 30, 2015.
Quality of Life, produced by Dave Augustin, featured guests Dr. Mark Bettag and cancer survivor Tamaney Augustin talking about oncology.
Senior Connection, produced by Wendy Schmitz, featured guests Andrea Avery with artists Max Maker and Robert Karimi talking about the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Culinary Art Truck project.
City Desk: Benjamin Moore Project produced/hosted by Mike Vandersteen and Don Hammond, featured Chad Pelishek, City Development Manager, talking about the Main Street Matters project and how Sheboygan was selected as one of twenty communities in the country to receive the downtown makeover.
Healthy Relationships: Military Families, hosted and produced by Deb Wolniak. This program featured Lauren Platfoot of Military Families Connect talking about their services to help military families in need.