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Sciences Block Party at Cumnock hall

Kennedy College of Sciences Annual Block Party

3rd Annual Kennedy College of Sciences Block Party

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Join us in celebrating the Kennedy College of Sciences at the third annual Block Party on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. in and around Cumnock Hall.  Engage in fun games and activities; enjoy live music; meet faculty, staff, students and industry partners; and learn about college departments and student organizations. Show your Kennedy College and UMass Lowell spirit while you’re there! Last year’s Block Party was attended by over 1,700 people and continues to be the most successful social event in the college’s history. Some of last year’s event activities included robotics demos, liquid nitrogen ice cream, extreme astronomy, virtual reality demos and much more. This year’s event will be even bigger!

Activities, Events, and "Funtivities"


  • Let's Get Started with DNA (Biology Department)
  • Make Natural Soap (Biology Club)
  • Make Your Own Deodorant (Evolution and Ecology Club)
  • Immunology Knock Down Game (Pre-Health Club)


  • Make Your Own Silly Putty (American Chemical Society, Student Chapter)
  • Make Your Own Super Ball (Chemistry Department)

Computer Science

  • Data Visualization Demonstration (CS Department)
  • 3D Reconstruction of Objects (CS Department)
  • Video Game Demos & Competition (Gaming Club)
  • Robotics Demo & Computer Controlled Nerf Dart Game (Robotics Club)

Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Lava Leap (EEAS Department)
  • Frisbee Golf with Wind Challenge (American Meteorological Society, Student Chapter)
  • Environmental Science Trivia (Society of Environmental Scientists)


  • Plinko, Math Modeling Demo (Math Department)
  • Riddle Sheets and Math Puzzle Challenges (Problem Solving Club)

Physics and Applied Physics

  • Cool Physics Demos (Physics Department)
  • Guess the Isotope: Shielding Exercise with Alpha & Beta Emitters (Health Physics Club)
  • Science Jeopardy (Society of Physics Students)


  • Block Party T-Shirts and Tie-Dye Station (Dean's Office)
  • Balloon Dart Game (Dean’s Office)
  • Bubble Ball Soccer (Circle-K)
  • Faculty Dunk Tank (Pre-Dental Club)
  • Makey Makey (UTeach)
  • Peg Solitaire (Undergraduate Society of Science Students)