Chemistry Club Presents Demonstrations at Carnegie Science Center’s ChemFest

Posted on 10/22/2009 10:26:20 AM

IUP’s Student Affiliate American Chemical Society (ACS club) will travel to Carnegie Science Center on Saturday, October 24, 2009, to participate in National Chemistry Week events.

National Chemistry Week is celebrated every year during the week of October 23 (Mole Day) throughout the country. The Carnegie Science Center holds its annual ChemFest on the Friday and Saturday of Chemistry Week, and invites university clubs and chemists from industry to put on demonstrations and displays related to the annual theme.

ChemFest 2009 celebrates the theme “Chemistry—It’s Elemental!.” IUP will participate for its fifth year running and is sending eight student ambassadors to run hands-on demonstrations for visiting elementary and high school students and their families. Each year, ChemFest attracts over 2,000 Pittsburgh-area students.

The cost of ChemFest is free with admission to the Carnegie Science Center. For more information, see the museum's website.

Department of Chemistry