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The student members of the American Chemical Society and the TTU chemistry department have planned the following activities to celebrate national chemistry week on Oct. 20-26:

Sunday, Oct. 20 – Voting begins for Pie the Professor and TA contest. Voting takes place on the second floor of Foster Hall through Friday.

Monday, Oct. 21 – Green chemistry and solar energy talk by Brian Agee, EVSC PhD student, at 7 p.m. in Foster 220. He will discuss his research in developing solar reactors for organic synthesis.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – SMACS meeting at 11 a.m. in Foster 220. We are making five gallons of strawberry LN2 ice cream.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Mole Day. Activities include:

1. Tag-a-Mole: walk around and tag people on the back with mole stickers!
2. Periodic table of cookies sale outside Foster Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3. Party at Crawdaddy’s starting at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Chemical demonstration show at Northeast Elementary School from 8 to 10 a.m. with Dale Ensor, Janet Coonce and ACS students. There will also be an ACS NCW movie night with a showing of “Gattica” at 7 p.m. in Foster 233.

Friday, Oct. 25 – NCW activities with Baxter High School ACS chemistry club from 2 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26 – TTU Homecoming! Activities include:

1. Hands-on chemistry activities for kids during the pre-game tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with chemistry faculty and SMACS students.
2. TTU chemistry alumni reception after the football game in the Foster Chemistry Learning Commons with chemistry faculty and SMACS students.

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Fourth Annual Dangerous Boys Activities at the Cookeville Children’s Museum. 2 to 5 p.m., with setup from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Dan Swartling, SMACS faculty adviser, at