PULLMAN – WSU faculty scientists will partner with the Palouse Discovery Science Center (PDSC) in a “Family Science Saturday” event to introduce microbes and enzymes that benefit people.
 
Free admission funding is available for the first 75 RSVPs. Admission to the science center ranges from $4-$6.
 
“Microbes and CAT-alysts Too!” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the PDSC by Susan Wang, assistant professor, and Phil Mixter, clinical associate professor, both in the School of Molecular Biosciences. All are welcome, but the activities especially are designed for elementary school-aged children.
 
Hands-on activities will introduce “good” microbiology and the interesting enzyme chemistry that microbes use both to live and to benefit people. Participants will make frozen yogurt, build iron-sulfur clusters and dig in a candy bloodstream for yummy antigens. Participants will receive take-home gifts with admission to the PDSC.
 
To RSVP, contact Wang at 509-335-7714 or susan_wang@wsu.edu.
 
Read an article about a similar presentation last fall here.