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Sierra Nevada ACS: 1996 Program and activities

Sierra Nevada ACS: 1996 Program and activities

Program Index

December 6, 1996:  Annual Winetasting, Room 110, Engineering Laboratory Center, University of Nevada, Eagle Vinyards, Reno, Nevada

Activities Index

18 Jan. 1996:  Kids and Chemistry I

27 Jan. 1996:  Kids and Chemistry II

11 Mar. 1996:  Lois Allen Elementary Science Fair Judging


February 9, Tom Lugasky:  Tour of the Mackay Minerals Museum

March 10, Jonathan G. Price:  Chemistry of Mine Waters in Nevada

May 8, High School awards, "The Cosmogeochemistry of Buckyballs"
Dr. Jeffrey L. Bada, Professor of Marine Chemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

May 24, ACS speaker service:  James O'Brien:  Chemistry in the Sherlock Holmes Stories

September 27:  "Chemistry of the Extractive Metallurgy of Gold"
Dr. Maurice Fuerstenau, Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno

October 4, Jim Seiber:  Chemical Contaminants in the Sierra Nevada

October 23, ACS speaker service:  Benjamin Luberoff: Innovation for Fun and Profit

November 22, Wallace Whiting:  New Analogies for New Times, Better Ways to Understand Chemical Concepts

December 6, Winetasting


1996 Kids and Chemistry I

Organizer:  Elizabeth Price

The next activity for the Glenn Duncan Kids and Chemistry team is on January 18, 1996, from 12:30 until 3:00. We will be dissolving some limestones and the copper from some copper ore. Then, we will reprecipitate the copper metal on paper clips, nails, and pieces of aluminum. Volunteers:

  • Dave R. Boden
  • Curtis Clark
  • Ed Hackett
  • Jody Hatzell
  • Jennifer Herrick
  • Monica Hilgarth
  • Anne Hoylman
  • Amy James
  • Irene Kung
  • Mira Teru Kurka
  • Linda Ledbetter
  • Maureen Leshendok
  • John Mayberry
  • Christy Morris
  • Lorre Moyer
  • Lyle Pritchett
  • Sarah Sweitzer
  • Marie Weinheimer

Kids and Chemistry II

The other team of Kids and Chemistry will be going to Mr. Munoz' room (D6) at Lois Allen on Thursday, January 25, at 1:00 PM. They will be doing a couple of activities involving chemistry and geology. This will be their third visit, and they have been getting rave reviews from the teacher and students.

Information, contact Beth Price,

Lois Allen Elementary School Science Fair Judging

Elisabeth M. Price
Lois Allen Elementary
5155 McGuffy Road
Sparks, Nevada 89433

Phone:  674-4430

January 9, 1996

Scientists interested in Judging Science Fairs

Dear Scientists:

You are invited to judge an elementary school science fair at Lois Allen Elementary School.

The fair judging will take place on Monday, March 11, 1995, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

We will need about 20 judges for the Lois Allen Fair. Ask your colleagues, too. Science students at upper levels or graduate are welcome.

You will interview students about their projects, make constructive and positive comments to encourage the young scientists and select the best projects to be submitted to the regional fair to be held a week later in March. The students and teachers greatly appreciate your efforts. They achieve a greater understanding of the methods applied in scientific inquiry through your comments. Besides, it is a lot of fun to talk to the kids about their investigations.

Thank you very much for your help. Please write to the above address or call 674-4430 during school hours (8:30 to 3:30) to let us know if you can come. Other hours, call Beth Price at 329-8011 (home), e-mail:


Elisabeth M. Price

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