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National Chemistry Week activities Oct. 20-26

Oct. 20-26 is National Chemistry Week and the Student Members of the American Chemical Society have a week full of events planned! All events are free and open to the campus and public.

Monday, Oct. 21 : Marvelous Metals outreach event in RUC Tech Pride room from 5 – 8 p.m. features hand-on activities for people of all ages to learn about interesting properties of metals.

Tuesday, Oct. 22: Marvelous Metals webinar in Foster Hall 233 from 6 – 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and several prizes will be raffled off including a periodic table blanket.

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Mole Day race at Tucker Stadium track (rain location Hoop concourse) between 5-7 p.m. Come run/walk a mole of zeptometers (602 meters) to celebrate the most important unit in chemistry.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Bake sale in front of library from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Buy homemade baked goods including a cupcake with your favorite element on it to support student travel to conferences to present research.

Thursday, Oct. 24: Green Chemistry lecture from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Foster 233. Learn about what green chemistry is, the 12 principles of the field, and how it relates to environmental chemistry and sustainability.

Friday, Oct. 25: Game night from 5-7 p.m. in Foster Hall 408. Come relax and enjoy games and snacks to wrap up National Chemistry Week.

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