Puerto Rico Celebrates NCW during the 2011 IYC!!!

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To start the NCW celebration, the Puerto Rico Local Section held the traditional “Festival de Química” at the "Paseo de las Artes" in Caguas. This event joined efforts of the ACS Student Chapters from Puerto Rico, including the Inter American University at San Juan and San German, University of Turabo, and the University of Puerto Rico campuses at Aguadilla, Arecibo, Humacao, Mayagüez and Río Piedras. Also, the Younger Chemist Committee (UPR-RP Graduate Students Association), three Chem Clubs, participated as volunteers. More than two hundred volunteers worked hard to welcome hundreds kids and general public that participated in this activity designed around this year's theme "Chemistry-our health, our future". Each group host a station with different demonstrations related to the four main themes for IYC celebration, Environment, Energy, Materials and Health, we also have a station that was devoted to the IYC Global Water Experiment.  This wonderful "Festival" of chemical demonstrations was complemented by music and by a huge Health Science. As a "grand finale", the program Science on Wheels from UPR-Mayaguez delighted the audience with a spectacular chemical demonstration show.

 

The Puerto Rico Section also joined efforts with all the ACS Student Chapters promoting and coordinating a variety of activities to celebrate the 2011 National Chemistry Week.  These chapters conducted many activities, which included chemical demonstrations, chemistry contests, “hands-on” science activities, lecture series, public exhibits, open houses, and visits to schools and industries. More than two thousand students from elementary, middle and high schools, as well as members of the general community participated in these activities, which took place at the different campuses, schools and libraries.

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Photo Caption; Over 200 volunteers worked during NCW-2011celebration

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

 

Photo Caption; Some volunteers from the Central high Chem  Clubs worked during NCW-2011celebration

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

 

 

Photo Caption; Student Members explain the importance of cleaning hands

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

 

Photo Caption; Students Members demonstrated the presence os starch in some foods

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

 

Photo Caption; Chemical demonstration show at the Festival de Química

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

 

Photo Caption; Chemical demonstrations at the Festival de Química

Event  Venue; Paseo de las Artes

City & State; Caguas, Puerto Rico

Type of Activity; Outreach event known as "Festival de Quimica"

Date of Activity; Sunday, October 16, 2011

name of photographer: Orlando J. Morales

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