||Centre students take part in explosive events during National Chemistry Week
RELEASED: October 15, 2009
By Abby Malik
DANVILLE, KY—The Centre College American Chemical Society student chapter is teaming up with the Lexington chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to help the Central Kentucky community celebrate National Chemistry Week.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, they will lead an explosive and informative free public event at the Danville High School Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The history of elements will be discussed, beginning with the Greek elements of earth, fire, air and water. Chemical properties of many elements—combustion and color changes, for examples—will be demonstrated.
"This event is an excellent way for the entire community to celebrate National Chemistry Week," Fieberg says. "Everything you are, you touch, and you see is made of elements. What in the world isn't chemistry?!"
National Chemistry Week is an outreach program of the American Chemical Society aimed at improving the public's awareness of chemistry's contributions to our everyday lives and its importance to the nation's economy. ACS members, industry, educators and chemistry enthusiasts celebrate it nationwide.
For more NCW events, click here.
The American Chemical Society is the world's largest scientific society with a membership of more than 154,000 chemists and chemical engineers.
The Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
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