Ashland University Kappa Delta Pi Holds Outreach Program

4/20/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi, held its first community outreach program for Ashland City School District students on April 19. Kindergarten through sixth grade students from Edison, Lincoln and Taft elementary schools attended the event, which brought in more than 500 students, parents and teachers.

Bill and Susan Bosworth of The Science Alliance traveled from Wisconsin to present "Chemistry Stinks," a show that explained how chemical reactions occur. The day was filled with "oohs and ahhs" as the students witnessed the magic and wonder behind science.

During the presentation, volunteers from the audience were selected to create flubber, invisible ink, super balls, Styrofoam and more.

Kappa Delta Pi's President Amber Boatner, a junior from Wooster, organized the event.

"I was very impressed with the show that Bill presented and was thrilled to see the multitude of hands raised to participate," Boatner said. "I just hope that Kappa Delta Pi can provide another Science Alliance Day in the near future. The children truly enjoyed the shows!"

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.