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"Behind the Scenes" with National Chemistry Week

Posted: Oct 29, 2010

Explosions, lasers, light sabers and goop appeared in the Benson Science building during National Chemistry Week. This annual week of events is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society and is designed to enhance the public’s awareness of the contributions chemistry makes to everyday life.

This year’s theme, “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry,” highlighted chemistry in the movies. As always, the ever-popular ...

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Local Elementary and High School Students Participate in National Lab Day Hosted by BYU

Posted: May 26, 2010

The Y Chem Society invited local students to participate in National Lab Day on Saturday, May 15, at Brigham Young University. National Lab Day came about last year through collaboration between the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Thomas H. Lane, the current ACS president, sees National Lab Day as an important initiative in preparing ...

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