UO Science Departments Get Exposure

EUGENE, Ore. — A game that revolved around the Olympic Trials is bringing attention to University of Oregon academia.

The Gold Medal Game is like a scavenger hunt. It was created by the University of Oregon to encourage spectators to check out the campus.

Many scientists, like those in the chemistry and physics departments, jumped at the chance to get involved.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity and I think, as I said, it allows people to see the university in a light other than just the athletic side of things. There are some really cool science things going on on this campus,” said chemistry professor Mike Haley.

Folks all got a chance to play with some non-Newtonian fluid, look at radioactive particles and watch explosive chemical reactions.

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