Date: October 14, 2008
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC Offers National Chemistry Week Activities
Westville – Purdue University North Central Department of Biology and Chemistry will celebrate National Chemistry Week with a variety of activities on Oct. 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Schwarz Hall, rooms 226 and 239. The events are free and no registration is required.
This year's theme is “The Magic of Chemistry Around Us” featuring various activities that will show how chemistry is part of everyday life. The PNC activities are coordinated by Dr. Rey Barreto, associate professor of Chemistry, who explained that activities will be hands on, so that participants will have a close-up, first-hand experience of being a scientist and seeing the wonders of chemistry.
“There will be chemical reactions full of color and interesting details presented as to how chemistry is part of our everyday life. Activities include making slime, silly putty and butterflies,” said Barreto. “There will be a demonstration of the magic and fun of chemistry. This is an exciting, interesting learning experience intended for people of all ages.”
National Chemistry Week is a community-based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). National Chemistry Week is intended to reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry. More than 8 million people are reached each year through National Chemistry Week.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Barreto at 219-785-5200 ext. 5475 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Barreto.