Horace Mann students learn about science with ice cream at Harvard

August 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
Horace Mann students Walberto Hernandez (from left), Christopher Ancheta, Liu Xiao Ting, Kaysha Hernandez, and Janasia Butler feel the cold vapors sublimating from Daniel Rosenberg's bowl of ice cream base as he freezes it with liquid nitrogen. Kris Snibb

A recent day found two dozen high school students on Harvard’s campus making ice cream out of berries, heavy cream, and a healthy dose of liquid nitrogen. The class instructors mixed and stirred as a fog poured out of a bowl that contained the experiment, while the students looked on in fascination.

The group from Allston’s Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was invited to campus by Mandy Houghton and Brandt Marceaux, students from Gallaudet University who are at Harvard as part of the National Science Foundation Science Technology Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM) Summer Internship program. CIQM summer interns participate in the annual Research Experience for Undergraduates — or REU — program at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Read the full article in the Harvard Gazette