March 18 was Science Preview Day, in which high school students from across the province, and around the world got to visit Dal and learn about our Science Programs. Of course, no visit would be complete without a trip to Vulcan’s forge, and making magma. Graduate students Bryan Maciag and Richard Chow took the lead on this one, and first gave the students an overview of igneous rocks, and experimental high P-T equipment.
Then Richard had a peak into the forge, and pulled out the magma, pouring it carefully to create some amazing glass structures. The students were or course suitably impressed.
Thanks also to Anne-Marie Ryan for participating the experential learning panel discussion, and for Lexie Arnott for having lunch with the students.