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Elise Stevens, 9, mixes purple slime under the direction of Ian Foerster, a UND chemical engineering master's student, during Super Science Day held Sunday at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The slime was concocted from glue, water and laundry detergent.

Super Science Day event encourages curiosity in local kids


The 9-year-old couldn’t help but smile when she lifted a spoon from a paper cup and watched as a glob of purple slime clung to it.

With the help of Ian Foerster, a master’s student in UND’s chemical engineering program, Elise had mixed watered down white glue, powdered laundry detergent and a bit of food coloring to create the small purple blob.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog
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