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EIU to host community Science Festival Showcase February 15


[Kaitlyn Will contributed to this article]

(Charleston, IL) – Eastern Illinois University’s Department of Biological Sciences will host a community Science Festival Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 15.

The event, which is free and open to the community, will be held in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union and will offer participants opportunities to meet a NASA representative, examine a real human brain, and build models of DNA strands. There will also be a variety of other interactive booths to explore, with experiments, information tables, and science projects as well. Special demonstrations and shows also will be scheduled during the event. Free parking will be available, and there is no pre-event sign-up required.

For questions about EIU’s Science Festival Showcase, contact Marschelle McCoy at or call (217) 581-3126.

For more information about EIU, or to learn more about its growing assortment of programs and services, visit the university’s website at, or call EIU’s public information office at (217) 581-7400.



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