Wednesday, August 27, 2014

VP of Publicity wanted

We are looking to branch out and find a VP of Publicity to help ease the burden on other officers (especially our club president!), here is the "job description" so to speak, and some examples of the level of work we have been doing.  We'd obviously want someone who can design just as well as or better than what we are doing currently.  We can stick with the logos and themes we currently have, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Wanted: Vice President of Publicity
For: Science Association of Women (SAW) club at UVU

This is a volunteer position with the leadership team of Science Association of Women and an excellent resume and portfolio builder for a UVU student!  We need someone that can be an integral part of our club, creating digital signage, posters and fliers for printing to publicize our events and programs.  Could also include such things as working with other volunteers to create hand-made banners, hang them up, hand out fliers if available, etc.  Would need to attend our weekly officer meeting if possible, which is held Wednesdays 12-2 (can attend for either hour).  Could also include some branding work to improve our current advertising, with approval of the club President.  All our current publicity items are in Microsoft programs, so it would be best if these are the programs you are used to using and have access to (e.g. Power Point, Word, Publisher).  A school year or longer commitment is appreciated.

Please contact club President Julie Nance about this opportunity.  801-850-4612 (call or text),

Examples of past/ current advertising:

Logos created by the marketing club (last one was an altered version by an honorary club member).  We use the last one the most.  "Science Chick" is on our club t-shirts.

Program logos we've made:

Digital signage/ poster examples:

And one hand-made banner:

Congrats for making it the whole way to the bottom!  Thanks for your interest, and feel free to spread the word about this opportunity.  Thanks!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Upcoming Events as of August 2014

A couple days into the Fall 2014 semester, we have some fun and exciting things coming up!  Over the past few weeks we have held a few officer meetings, making plans and getting things ready to go.  We will have another officer meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27th from noon to 2pm, in the usual room.  This is just kind of a test post to see if everything is working properly, and I will be posting again soon to list the dates, etc. that we will need to know for this semester!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Summer Plans

Summer is here!
We have decided to do a fun activity each month this summer, on the following dates, mark your calendars!

When:   Saturday, May 31st @ 11:30 am
Where:  South Fork Park (Map with directions from UVU is at the bottom of this post)
Details:  BBQ up the canyon!  Bring family/friends and come hang out with friends.  The club will provide the main dish (barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs).  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The park has a big grassy field and a stream.  Wading and frisbee, anyone?

Friday, June 6th - Science in the Kitchen (at the new demo kitchen in the Student Life building)

We want to see how this goes and potentially offer it as a fun activity for all of UVU in the fall.  If you are interested in helping design the activities or otherwise helping, reply please.

Saturday, June 21st - Go to one of the museums in Salt Lake area TBD (vote below)
Saturday, July 19th - Free local activity TBD (vote below)

*Please fill out and submit this form to help us finalize our June & July activities.  Use scroll bar on the right of form to answer all questions.*

Map to South Fork Park up Provo Canyon - if coming from the freeway, take the 800 North Orem exit (SR 52) which joins up with Provo Canyon at the east end of Orem.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Query videos - Botany/ Biology

Fun videos

Overview of all different kinds of cells in the body (beautiful animation)

Bill Nye 22 minute episode:


Monday, April 7, 2014

Chemistry Query!

On March 29th we had a Chemistry themed Query! event. During our baking soda and vinegar reaction demonstration we practiced using curiosity to power scientific learning. There were different variables the kids to study like shape of glass, amount of baking soda, and color of vinegar. As soon as the reactions started foaming from the lips of the thin, tall vase the entire group got excited. We took turns volunteering hypotheses to questions like:
What color will the foam be if we use blue baking soda and red vinegar?
What will happen if we start with the vinegar and put the baking soda on top?
Will the shape of the glassware change the reaction?

This new take on a classic experiment even interested the adults in the room and we soon had many ideas blossoming. We learned adding soap to the baking soda slowed the foaming reaction. Several kids touched the foam and learned it was not smooth like usual bubbles (in fact, it was gritty)! Soon we were asking what exactly was inside the bubbles and we used chemical formulas to find out. By looking at the chemical reaction between baking soda (NaHCO3) and vinegar (C2H4O2) we learned carbon dioxide is produced and therefore could be what was inside the bubbles. 
We carried this new discovery into our next demonstration. We started by pouring baking soda and vinegar into a cup. Because carbon dioxide is produced we can "pour" it on top of a candle to stop the flame. We also learned that dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide. We added soapy water to dry ice to create bubbles filled with CO2. We had fun popping the bubbles and watching the opaque gas wisp away. 

Overall, it was a very productive two hours for both the parents and the kids. While the parents were away studying the kids were learning in their own way. If you are interested in attending the next Query! installment please fill out our registration form located on the right bar. We are currently planning our Botany/Biology themed Query! happening this April 12th.

Hope to see you soon,
Outreach Coordinator
Science Association of Women

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Query Kids Videos

Some videos we watched with the kids at our Chemistry themed Query on March 29th!

Elephant's Toothpaste

Coke Mentos

Dry Ice

Floating Balloon CO2

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March 29th Query!

Query! is great for single moms, busy parents, or anybody interested in some good scientific fun. While the adults are away studying with our free science tutoring their children can enjoy engaging in chemistry experiments. 
The kids will learn about science by making elephant toothpaste,
 lava lamps, and sparkly volcanoes
Overall, it is the perfect environment for two very productive hours.

If you are interested in attending please fill out the Query Parent Form on our blog. More information can be found on the Facebook event. We also have a Facebook group for those who want to stay up to date on the latest SAW events. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments below or email us at

Hope to see you soon,
Outreach Coordinator