UC Merced

UC Merced team helping to make science fun for middle school students

Students at Rivera Middle School will make their own ice cream, rubber-band cars and soda bottle rockets with some help from the UC Merced Get S.E.T. Service Learning Team.

Get S.E.T. will host a science night at the Rivera School cafeteria on Friday, April 16, at 5 p.m. A collaboration between UC Merced engineering students and the Merced County Office of Education, the team helps students in the county get a better grasp of science, engineering and technology. The Get S.E.T. is a service club at UC Merced.

Professor Christopher Viney, the team's faculty mentor, will open the event with a science demonstration.

Students will also see a basic electric motor in action, view part of a kinetic sculpture, play a guitar made from PVC pipes and make secret writing in lemon juice.

For more information on Get S.E.T., visit http://www.teamgetset.org.