Shorter University hosts Unity Christian School Science Fair; provides tours of natural sciences labs
February 24, 2012 -
The Shorter University Department of Natural Sciences welcomed nearly 200 students from Unity Christian School to campus on Friday.
The fourth-through eighth-graders were on campus participating in their annual science fair that was hosted by Shorter. In addition to the science fair, Unity Christian School students were given tours of the university’s natural sciences labs. During the tours, students were allowed to study slides through state-of-the-art microscopes and view Shorter’s collection of biological specimens.
Students also interacted with Shorter University professors, asking questions about topics ranging from functions of the circulatory system to earthworms. The tours took place during the morning hours while Shorter science faculty and students judged Unity’s science projects. Students were also treated to lunch in Shorter’s Hilltop Café and participated in a special chapel service focusing on God’s creation.
In the photo above, Shorter University’s Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Chris Brown, speaks with Unity Christian School students Meera Patel, Logan Bartley and Raegen Moody.
The Department of Natural Sciences at Shorter University provides contemporary education within the context of the Christian liberal arts tradition. Students completing degree programs in this department are prepared for graduate or professional programs of study or employment in their designated field. Shorter enjoys a successful record of acceptance into postgraduate medical programs. Since 1985, 84 percent of Shorter’s medical school applicants have been accepted to medical schools and 91 percent of pharmacy school applicants have been accepted. Additionally, 84 percent of Shorter students are accepted to physical therapy and occupational therapy programs while 83 percent have been accepted into physician assistant programs.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.