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March 24

March 24, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Nebraska Science Festival comes to MCC April 16

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host its portion of the 2016 Nebraska Science Festival on Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the College’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. Activities encompass a variety of science disciplines like physics, chemistry and biology.
Families are invited to attend the festival in rooms 400, 402, 403, 404 and 405 in the Mahoney Building. Activities include rocket building and launching, ice cream and slime making as well as bubble art and volcanoes. Attendees are invited to bring a bag to take home items produced.
“We’re excited to be part of the Nebraska Science Festival again this year,” said Mike Flesch, dean of Math and Natural Sciences. “Learning about science at an early age can help influence young minds and stir creativity.”
The Nebraska Science Festival begins April 15 and runs through April 23. Sites across the state will host the festival. To learn more about the Nebraska Science Festival, visit


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.