WAYNE – Even if they’re not students, Wayne community members can make their way to the Wayne State College’s campus for Friday’s Chamber Coffee hosted by the Carhart Science Department.
Dr. Tammy Evetovich, Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences hopes those in attendance come away from Chamber Coffee knowing that the Science Department doesn’t just stop at teaching college students.
“Wayne State College is a resource for the area where there’s a variety of things we do for outreach and there’s a variety of thing we do to get science and math out into the community,” Evetovich said.
Recently, that outreach included hosting the Nebraska Middle School Science Bowl, and well as hosting the Northeast Nebraska High School Science Bowl on February 11th.
“400 students, 42 coaches, 120 volunteers,” Evetovich said. “It’s a great thing for the kids to come here and compete. We have a lot of people helping out with that and our faculty are very much involved in that.”
The Carhart Science building also houses the Fred G. Dale Planetarium, which made Omaha World Herald’s “50-plus things to do across Nebraska” list and the A. Jewel Schock Museum of Natural History. At the 10 a.m. Chamber Coffee, those in attendance will be able to view both the attractions, but can also learn more by going to one of the many planetarium shows open to the public or visiting the museum.
“It’s open daily 8-5, so if anybody want to come into the museum they can do a self-guided tour,” Evetovich said.
The Carhart Science building is located near the Hahn Admiration building on the west side of Wayne State’s campus at 1111 Main Street in Wayne.