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Chemistry @ The Mall

Chemistry @ The Mall

Chemistry @ The Mall

The Western Michigan ACS section celebrates National Chemistry Week each year by engaging the next generation of scientists in interactive chemistry demonstrations. In 2020, the American Chemical Society has chosen the theme to be "Glues and Adhesives Sticking with Chemistry" and the celebration will take place October 18-24, 2020. We plan to have some hands-on demonstrations relating to this topic at an event that will be open to the public. Check back in the future for updates on the specific time and location of that event.

Our world record periodic table event was highlighted in C&E News in 2019: C&E News Article

Section members performed demonstrations live on TV in 2018: Fox 17 Morning Mix and WZZM Morning News

Section members performed demonstrations live on TV in 2017: Fox 17 Morning Mix and WZZM Morning News

K-12 students have the opportunity to create illustrated poems each year at the event. Information about entries for the 2019 contest may be found at 2019 Marvelous Metals Poster Contest. Winners from the local section contests in past years may be viewed below. The 2019 winners were: Annabel Hawk (K-2nd), Ethan Mahajerin (3rd-5th), Kasey Rasch (6th-8th), and Michelle Fuenzalida (9th-12th). All winners received a $25 gift card and their illustrated poems advanced to the National ACS contest. Winners of the national contest may be viewed at the link below.

Illustrated Poem Contest - National Chemistry Week - American Chemical Society 

Check back for future poster contests: April 19-25, 2020 (Sustainability and Protecting our Planet with Chemistry) and October 18-24, 2020 (Glues and Adhesives Sticking with Chemistry).

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