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San Francisco State University science showcase Friday, May 5



Denize Springer
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


Hundreds of students demonstrate steam cannons, computer programs

WHAT: See 148 San Francisco State engineering feats and scientific discoveries created by students of biology, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, physics, engineering, math, geosciences, environmental studies and health. Posters, exhibits and demonstrations include a number or robots, a computer program that gathers and organizes information dubbed "Furball," a mechanical device that helps disabled persons use a fishing rod, and the realization of a steam powered cannon that Archimedes dreamed of, Leonardo Da Vinci drew but SFSU students built and tested. Students compete for $6,000 in cash prizes.

WHO: About 400 undergraduate and graduate students from the SF State College of Science and Engineering.

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2006

WHERE: San Francisco State University Gym, 1600 Holloway Avenue (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit or contact Lannie Nguyen-Tang at (415) 338-7662 or

SF State is the only master's-level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The University enrolls about 29,000 students each year and graduates about 7,000 annually. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communication arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 150,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.


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