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UO’s science literacy program cultivates scientific curiosity

It was time to sign up for next term’s classes again, and University of Oregon junior Julia Trujillo knew she needed to fulfill general education science requirements for her bachelor of science degree. Trujillo, a pre-journalism major, was dreading this, having felt disconnected from topics taught in her science classes. …

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Alton Baker Park solar system model sparks scientific curiosity

On a 1:1 billion scale model of the solar system, it would take about 7,320 steps to reach pluto from the sun. That’s 3.66 miles. In reality, that would equate to roughly 7,320,000,000 steps. At Alton Baker Park visitors can walk through a scale model of the universe to provide …