International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chicago Chemistry Day

Activity by Josh Kurutz   |   added on Oct 19, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Chicago Chapter of the American Chemical Society, Columbia COllege

Chicago celebrates the International Year of Chemistry with a grande finale for National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Day! A fun-filled gathering for experiment, demonstration, and presentation. See and for details.



"Chemistry: Our Health, Our Future"


Chemistry is everywhere and is important to our health. Whether it’s the medicines that make us well, to the hygiene products that keep us clean, and even the vitamins and minerals that supplement our diets. Chemistry is involved in maintaining our health and future. This year’s theme explores these concepts and gives us the opportunity to highlight many achievements in the health field where the transforming power of chemistry is displayed.


Experiments (fifth floor)

Demonstrations and Exhibits (first floor)

Chemistry, Health, Medicine, and Nutrition Chemistry Scavenger Hunt (rm 515)

Boy Scout Merit Badge Program (check in at 1st floor Scouts table)

Presentations (First floor, room 109)

Welcome - Dr. Louise Love, Provost, Columbia College (9:45)
Doing Well by Doing Good - Todd Wielgos, Baxter Labs (10:00)
Pharmaceutical Research - Michael Curtin, Abbott Labs (10:45)
Drug Discovery - Daniel Becker, Loyola University (11:30)
Spectroscopy of a Sugar Cookie - Michael Welsh, Columbia College (11:00, ROOM 511)
"Chemistry Idol" Finale - Area High School Students and Teachers (1:15-2:00)

Convenient parking can be found at the NW corner of Wabash & Balboa, and at the Allright Parking Garage at 700 S. Wabash

CTA: The most convenient L station is the Red line's Harrison stop, which is underneath State St.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, networking, hands-on activities, demonstrations, science fair Audience: students, high school students, middle school teachers, middle school students, high school teachers, public, boy scouts, girl scouts, explorer scouts
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Oct 22, 2011 Chicago Chemistry Day