Lighting up pumpkins, freeze-drying marshmallows and wowing the audience with interactive displays of scientific wonder is on the bill for this week's Friday Science Seminar at Southern Oregon University, the SOU Chemistry Club has announced.

The seminars — community-oriented events held on most Fridays during the academic year — are free and open to the public. This week’s “Fall into Chemistry” installment runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 151 of the SOU Science Building.

Refreshments will be provided by the university’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division.

The SOU Chemistry Club is certified by the American Chemical Society and made up of students who are passionate about science.