California Local Section
The California Section celebrated Mole Day at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in
Oakland, CA on Sunday 23 October 2016. Our table featured the NCW 2016 theme
activity, Latent Fingerprint Detection, and we encouraged Do-It-Yourself science
education with NCW souvenirs and copies of Celebrating Chemistry in English and
Spanish. This was our first appearance at this annual event, which draws
thousands of visitors who come to learn from hundreds of local makers,
educators, and other do-it-yourselfers. Perfect fall weather contributed to a
delightful day for our volunteers -- a big Thank You to Al Verstuyft, Nanetta
Pon, Dan Calef, and Bertha deLanda!
Central Arizona Local Section
The demos performed were a combination of experiments that
were related and unrelated to the National Chemistry Week theme, "Solving
Mysteries Through Chemistry." A power point presentation accompanied the
demo set, after each demo was performed, giving a brief description of the
chemical reaction taking place and for some of the demos how they relate in the
Central Arkansas Local Section
We solved mysteries in Chemistry during the 1 year anniversary of the Outlets of
Little Rock. We had chemists "young and old" solving the mysteries in
the chromatography and fingerprints. Prizes included candy and a NCW booklet to
take home. We also had our mole in attendance.
Central New York Local Section
The CNY section held a NCW event at the Rosamond-Gifford Zoo on October 22nd, 2016. The rainy event hosted over 200 children as part of the
annual Zoo Boo event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The section organized several hands-on demos highlighting the NCW theme of "Solving Mysteries", including finger printing, juice-ID, and acid-or-base activities.
Central Wisconsin Local Section
For National Chemistry Week, the UW-Eau Claire ACS-SA had a variety of fun activities. On Sunday, faculty offices were decorated with balloons and streamers! For the students, the week started with a scavenger hunt on Monday. Every day a clue was sent out via email, and gift cards given out to the winners. On Wednesday, a liquid nitrogen ice cream and chemistry cookie bake sale was held in the student center.
Finally, the week concluded with a tour of the Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Chemical Society of Washington
The students at the University of Maryland held a Mole Day celebration. Montgomery College held a Scouts day where
over 150 scouts earned their chemistry badge and received an NCW badge. The local section participated in the Crystal
City Family Festival during the Marine Corps Marathon and had hands on
activities for the children.
East Tennessee Local Section
NCW celebrations took place in East Tennessee at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and at area community colleges and four-year universities.
On Tuesday October 18, about 200 people of all ages filled the University of Tennessee Chemistry (UTK) Department Buehler Hall auditorium, for Dr. Al Hazari’s 26th Annual “Magic of Chemistry Show.” The audience came from all over the East Tennessee area. In attendance were local ACS members, faculty and staff members, area K-16 students and teachers as well as folks from Knoxville, Oak Ridge and other surrounding cities and towns. A special guest, Smokey, the university's costumed mascot, attended and was an active participant. The UTK SACCS group helped with the presentation.
Area TV, newspapers and radio covered the events.
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Georgia Local Section
- Illustrated Poem Contest, more than 40 entries, selected winners in 2 categories.
- Demos and Hands-on-Activities at Boys and Girls Club were held for about 2 hrs. including magnetic slime.
- Demos and Hands-on-Activities at Valdosta Middle School for about 3 hrs. including physical state discussion with dry ice.
- Community Event at the Southwest Georgia Regional Library Fall Festival, presented 4 hands-on activities, including mystery magnetic boxes and making molecular models with marshmallows.
- Science Saturday Event presented more than 40 hands-on-activities related to mysteries, including two “Who-did-it CSI” type cases, DNA activities, and water analysis tests.
The complete name of the section is the Southwest Georgia Section.
Greater Houston Local Section
Hands-on chemistry at the Children's Museum of Houston for about 300 kids and families. 16 volunteers were involved. We partnered with Rice University. University of Houston and University of St. Thomas for volunteered at the event on Saturday October 15th from 9:00am until
3:30 pm. The kids and volunteers thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Hawaii Local Section
Hawaii Section's NCW outreach at Kahala Mall in Honolulu on October 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm was a big hit. There were 14 tables of demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public to enjoy and at the same time learn some chemistry as well as its importance in society. It was manned by educators, chemists, students and community representatives from Chaminade University Forensic Science Club, Chaminade University Chemistry Club, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Department of Health - State Laboratories Division, Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, Hawaii CyberSpace Academy, Hawaii Pacific University Chemistry Club, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii
at Manoa Chemistry Club, and Windward Community College Chemistry Club. A gallery of winners of the Illustrated Poster contest in 4 categories, including 8 Honorable Mentions, was nearby and on display for 6 days at the Mall.