Queen's Ball

Science SLUG Queen’s Pi-Pie Gala Ball Extravaganza 

An evening of SLUGs, Slime and SCIENCE!

March 15th, 2014, 7pm-11pm

Willamette Hall Atrium on the UO Campus.

Featuring Music by Accordion's Anonymous


Tickets available now at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.  $15 general admision (18 and over please).  VIP Plutonium Pass tickets give access to special behind the scene's tours of UO Research Labs lead by real research scientists.  All proceeds go to the SPICE program.


Not your traditional fundraiser!  The Queen’s Pi-Pie Gala Ball Extravaganza will feature an evening of science themed activities, refreshments and demonstrations.  Build your own smart phone microscope*.  Be served Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream/Dry Ice Root Beer Floats by Old SLUG Queens.  Witness feats of amazing science prowess!  Chemical Reactions! Lasers! Explosions!



Beer!  Free samples & $3 pints courtesy of Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Science themed garb strongly encouraged!  Prizes for the nerdiest high fashion.

Pi-Pie Auction

Entries from the Pi-Pie Baked Goods Contest will be auctioned at the event.  Like math and science?  Like baking?  Enter your own creation in the contest!  

The Cause

The event will benefit the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE), which is the host.  SPICE provides low/no cost science outreach to children in Lane County, with special emphasis on supporting girls and encouraging low-income and first generation college attending students to pursue education and careers in science.  All funds raised will be used to provide free science outreach activities and scholarships for girls to attend the SPICE summer camps.


The SPICE program formed in 2008 as an educational outreach effort of the Oregon Center for Optics — primarily targets girls, who are underrepresented in the sciences, but its programs, including three concurrent summer camps are also open to boys.  More than 100 are students have attended SPICE camps and thousands of Lane County children have participated in SPICE events like the Fall Science Open House and the UO Science and Invention Fair.

Interested in partnering/sponsoring?

We would love to partner with your business or group!  Information about sponsorship levels can be found here.  Bakeries and restaurants might be interested in our Gastronomicon sponsor sheet.

Pi Day

Every March 14 in honor of Pi (the ratio of the diameter of a circle to it’s circumference – approximately 3.14159 . . .), math and science lovers world wide celebrate with pie and zany science hijinks.  This year the Eugene SLUG Queen will be celebrating Pi in slimy fashion by rounding up (Slugs are slow darling, but they always get there) to March 15th.

Both events will be held in the Atrium of Willamette Hall on the UO Campus.  Parking in staff & student lots is permitted after 6pm and on weekends.  We recommend lots 2, 5a, and 12 on Franklin Avenue and along 15th & University streets.  UO Parking map is here.

Contact: Brandy Todd, director, Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence, 541-346-4313, spicescience@uoregon.edu

Press Release: http://oco.uoregon.edu/spice/galapressrelease

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Title Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Industrial Source

ParaTools, Inc


Shari's Cafe & Pies 

Off the Waffle

Palace Bakery