Engaging Future Scientists

Connor Beebe and Addison Esposito dip balloons in liquid nitrogen with the help of Ashley Orcutt, a program assistant for the Chemistry department.
Connor Beebe and Addison Esposito dip balloons in liquid nitrogen with the help of Ashley Orcutt, a program assistant for the Chemistry department. (Lucas Voghell/ UConn Photo)

As part of Homecoming Weekend, children ages 5 to 12 joined UConn faculty, staff, and students for an afternoon of STEM experiments.

The UConn Science Salon Jr. featured manipulations in chemistry, engineering creations, and environmental adventures. The event is an offshoot of the popular UConn Science Salon series, café events designed to encourage public discourse at the intersection of science and culture.

It was held Sunday at the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower on campus.