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Vandal Science Days

An exciting two-day science event where participants Do Science.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 19-20
Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC)

Crazy about science? We are too.

Vandal Science Days is a free and open-to-the-public annual event on the beautiful U of I Campus at the IRIC where one can experience doing hands-on science. You learn about the stellar science programs and projects at the University of Idaho directly from the professors and students that are doing the science.

Join us for Amazing Science Activities – Food – Prizes – Friends and Fun. Science activities include participating in a fossil dig, making comets, and other cool science.


Friday special presentations (IRIC):

  • 1 p.m. Arsenic For Health and Beauty and other dubious practices (Claire Qualls)
  • 2 p.m. Geology Top Model fashion show (geology undergrads)

Saturday Special Presentations (IRIC):

  • 1 p.m. From Yellow Powder to Black Powder an Archaeochemical Journey (Melia LaFleur)
  • Time TBD Planetwalk Talk (John Anderson, CAA)

Also, as part of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, you will have access to these incredible workshops:

  • THURSDAY and SATURDAY 10:15 A.M. – Renfrew 111
    Math in the Music Scale” Professor Mark Nielsen (Mathematics and Statistical Science). This workshop discusses the question of how we arrive at the 12-tone scale that our music is based on. Why divide the octave into 12 intervals? Why not more or less? And once we have those 12 notes, what is the significance of the 8 that make up our “Do-Re-Mi” major scale?
  • THURSDAY 1:30 P.M. – Renfrew 111
    Making Waves With Music” Professors Christine Berven and Marty Ytreberg (Physics). They show through demonstrations (some of which involve fire!) how musical instruments produce musical tones through standing waves. 
  • SATURDAY 3:15 P.M. – Renfrew 111
    Gravitational Waves: Jazz from the Cosmos” Professor Zach Etienne, Physics 

Vandal Science Days is a joint project with the U of I Dual Credit Program.



College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science