Science & Religion Fair

February 5th, 2022

In partnership with the Society for Catholic Scientists and the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Where: The University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary

When: Time TBD

You’ve been to a science fair (or maybe seen one on TV): Everyone piles into the gymnasium with their folding table and poster board. A paper mache volcano explodes, the planets rotate from a clothes hanger. Then the adult judges walk around, noting their comments onto a clipboard, and the winner gets a blue ribbon prize.

But what if, instead, it was adults presenting their projects, and the students got to judge? Now, imagine that those adults are the country’s foremost Catholic scientists, from all scientific disciplines.

that’s this conference.

On Saturday, February 5th, join us at beautiful Mundelein Seminary for a day full of scientific presentations from the country’s premier Catholic scientists. We’ll hear a few keynote lectures, and then have two “lightning rounds,” where students will have the opportunity to choose from 3 mini-lectures each round, whichever sparks their interest most. Then, after lunch, we’ll gather for our “reverse science fair,” and students will have the chance to move about the room and ask scientists questions one-on-one. There will also be opportunities for prayer.

*The Newman Forum will be responsible for abiding the COVID-19 precautions set in place by Mundelein Seminary, in order to utilize their space. Currently, that means mandatory masks indoors for unvaccinated participants. If these requirements change, we will notify all registrants as the event approaches.

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