Music and science bond to raise funds

December 3, 2014


The Music and Science Fund Raising Event will be held this Saturday Dec. 6 at the Administrative Services Center (ASC) B building.




Paola Martinez


With a molecular gastronomy dinner, a silent auction, a student scientific research exhibit, and the performance of the EPCC orchestra, the Music and Science Fund Raising Event will be held this Saturday Dec. 6 at the Administrative Services Center (ASC) B building.


The event is organized by the EPCC Art and Science student clubs and by their adviser Maria E. Alvarez, who is also the director of the EPCC RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) program.


“It’s going to be a day of celebrating music, art and science,” Alvarez said.


The silent auction, scientific exhibit and the performance of the EPCC Orchestra will be from 4 to 6 p.m.


The event is free and open to the public, except for the dinner.


The molecular gastronomy dinner has a price of $75 per person.


The dinner will be taking place at the EPCC’s THIRTEEN09 restaurant, located at the Administrative Services Center (ASC) building B.


There are going to be two times where people can attend dinner: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.


There is also a discount for groups of eight people, which will have a cost of $550.


Tickets for the molecular gastronomy dinner can be purchased by calling 831-5074, 831-5233 or at the restaurant the day of the event.


In the silent auction, instead of yelling the price that guests are willing to pay, they will write down the price in a sheet of paper.


The highest bidder will win the item.


“We will have tickets to the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, voice lessons from the El Paso Conservatory of Music, musical instruments, some books, rocks and jewelry from the geology department, food baskets and other stuff,” Alvarez said.


The RISE program, mad up of EPCC students who are working on research projects, will be showing their scientific work during the exhibit.


“They recently presented their work at a national meeting in San Antonio and together with the Bridges students got three awards competing with students all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico,” Alvarez said.


All proceeds will be used for an upcoming free concert The Doctor is In, a collaboration between the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and the National Institutes of Health Philharmonia, and a Music and the Brain symposium.



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