Family Fun Fair draws a crowd

Family Fun Fair draws a crowd

Family Fun Fair

The University of Minnesota’s Coffman Student Union was abuzz on Saturday, November 17, as more than 2,400 kids and parents turned out for the 2012 Math and Science Family Fun Fair, a full day of learning about health and science, technology, engineering and math.

The School of Dentistry was on-hand to engage families in dental-related activities such as tooth brushing and hands-on experiences that introduced kids to skills dentists use, and to help them learn about what causes cavities and how to prevent them. The School of Dentistry’s exhibit was staffed by dental students Michael Ahn, Eva Lau, Mallory Immerfall, Andrew Pham, and Matt Charging, as well as pre-dental students Allison Reimer and Darryl Ford.

This fun day of learning for kids of all ages was sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering. The annual November event attracts more than 200 University volunteers and 35 exhibits, with games and demonstrations about everything from the human brain and how it works to simulations and activities about flight, rockets and robots.

The School of Dentistry participates in the event each year as a way to reach out to children with lessons about oral health and to challenge and inspire them about careers in dentistry.

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