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UIS events mark National Chemistry Week

October 16, 2003

SPRINGFIELD - The Chemistry Student Club of the University of Illinois at Springfield will host a number of events in observance of National Chemistry Week, October 19-25, which this year focuses on the theme "Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond."

All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the concourse of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. Scheduled activities include:

Reaction-A-Day (Monday-Wednesday, October 20-22, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.)
   Monday -- liquid nitrogen ice cream, Tuesday -- chemistry of saliva,
   Wednesday -- creating clouds
Mole Day Carnival (Thursday, October 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
Food, games, prizes, face painting, and balloons

National Chemistry Week, an outreach program of the American Chemical Society, is designed to enhance public awareness of the contributions of chemistry to our everyday lives as well as to the national economy. The ACS is the world's largest scientific society with a membership of more than 161,000 chemists and chemical engineers. The society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy, and career programs in chemistry.

For more information, contact Keenan Dungey, UIS assistant professor of Chemistry, at 206-7345.

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