National Chemistry Week
National Chemistry Week will take place the week of Oct. 20-26 on the campus of Brigham Young University. The activities and programs are sponsored by the Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society. Activities include chemical magic shows, a symposium hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and a research poster session and reception. National Chemistry Week is celebrated annually during the third full week of October (Sunday through Saturday) by ACS local sections. It is designed to enhance the public’s awareness of the contributions that chemistry makes to society and to our everyday lives. This year’s theme is "Energy Now and Forever!"
The Chemical Magic Shows include demonstrations that illustrate important principles of chemistry. Since seating is limited, tickets will be required. These shows are entertaining and tickets go fast! Reservations can be made online at the link below. For group reservations (more than 10 tickets), please call (801)422-3667.
Shows will be held in rooms W111 or W112 in the Ezra Taft Benson Building at BYU on the following dates:
|Monday, Oct. 21||6:00 and 6:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Oct. 22||6:30 and 7:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Oct. 23||6:30 and 7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, Oct. 24||6:30 and 7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Oct. 25||6:30 and 7:30 p.m.|
Click here for Tickets. If there are no tickets available, stand-by seating opens 5 minutes before each show.
The Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society will present a Symposium, "Energy Now and Forever!" on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4pm in W140 BNSN.
The Kids' Hands-On Chemistry Workshop will be held at the Provo Library (550 North University Avenue Provo, Utah 84601) in the Children's Section on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m.
The Central Utah Section offers chemists to come to your classroom at your convenience to make short presentations about chemistry. These school demonstrations are frequently similar to the Chemical Magic shows, but on a more limited scale due to the needs of transportation. Due to logistical problems, we will not be able to schedule any of these classroom visits until after National Chemistry Week. If you'd like some chemical magic brought directly to your students in your own classroom, please email a demo request form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more resources and information about National Chemistry Week, visit the American Chemical Society’s web page at www.acs.org.
Last updated 7 October 2013