Archive for Sunday, October 21, 2007

University uses roaches to entice students

October 21, 2007


— Thinking about the University of California, Riverside for college? Then come pet our cockroaches!

UC Riverside is using a cockroach petting zoo to attract students and parents to an upcoming recruitment fair. The zoo will include several species, including cockroaches that emit a foul, ammonia-like scent and the famous, palm-sized Madagascar hissing cockroach.

Also in plentiful supply: rubber gloves for the squeamish.

The Nov. 3 event targets local high school students interested in careers as science teachers or engineers, said Steve Gomez, co-director of The Copernicus Project, one of two campus programs sponsoring the event.


Ragingbear 10 years, 5 months ago

Cockroach petting zoo... I would think the students would come for whatever drugs were in the school that led people to believe that people would actually want to touch cockroaches.

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