Monday, October 27, 2008

ACS Club Participates Again in National Chemistry Week

For the fourth year running, members of the Student Affiliate American Chemical Society traveled to the Carnegie Science Center (CSC) to participate in ChemFest. This was the 10th year that CSC hosted such an event, and this year's theme was "Having a Ball with Chemistry".

As part of National Chemistry Week, ChemFest is held each Friday and Saturday of that week in various locations around the United States. On each day, dozens of local university clubs, chemistry-related societies, and industry groups provide hands-on demonstrations to thousands of school children, their parents, and the general public. At least 3000-4000 people visit ChemFest in Pittsburgh each year.

On Saturday, October 25, eight students from IUP traveled to Pittsburgh to present four different demonstrations related to chemistry and sports. In attendance were:
  • Ms. Maura Barrett
  • Ms. Lacie Buxton
  • Mr. Andrew Kerr
  • Ms. Beth Leverett
  • Ms. Olivia McGovern
  • Ms. Jessica Nichol
  • Mr. Peter Stonehouse
  • Ms. Cay Williamson

The students thank the Department of Chemistry for supporting their travel to and from Pittsburgh and dinner after the event.

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