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National Chemistry Week
November 4-10, 2001

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Welcome to the National Chemistry Week Page
for the Texas A&M University Local Section
of the American Chemical Society!

All the information on National Chemistry Week and the ACS Poster Contest will appear here
and be updated regularly.

The 2001 National Chemistry Week Poster Contest
""Celebrating Chemistry: Then and Now""
Click HERE for more details on the contest. Deadline is December 15th, 2001
first place poster

Honorable Mention: winner of a $50 US Savings bond and a certificate.
Nathan Ayers, 7th grade, Jane Long Middle School of Bryan, TX

honorable mention poster

Chemistry Open House was held on November 10, 2001 beginning at 9:45am in the foyer of the old part of the main Chemistry Building by the 3 round brick fountains, called the H2O fountains. (This was not the Heldenfels building). Here is another CAMPUS MAP showing parking, our building and the Sbisa Dining Hall. An All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet was available at Sbisa Dining Hall for the special price of $5.50 with $1 off coupon obtained at the Welcome Table - thanks to TAMU Food Service - about 50 people took advantage of this.

Here is the FLIER for the day's events.

It was a Wonderful Success! Click HERE for pictures (still under construction). About 700 people saw the two Chemistry Road Shows, featuring fires, explosions, weird polymers, super cold materials and other things in Room 100 of the main Chemistry building at 10am and 2pm. And 647 people held tickets for the 80 chemistry-related door prizes given out at both shows. Here is a pdf copy of the Guest Book (pages in no particular order) - 614 people from all over the Brazos Valley and beyond were kind enough to register. (Note: to download Adobe Acrobat viewer for all platforms to see a pdf file, click here.) The first show was actually videotaped by our local PBS station, KAMU, and will be televised at a later date. The tape will also be available for schools and individuals to purchase for a very nominal fee.

Other activities at Chemistry Open House were underway between 11am and 2pm. They included lots of hands-on and computer activities, guided lab tours, demonstrations and a guided bus trip to GERG, a working environmental chemistry lab (see the flier).

Questions? Please contact me, Dr. Wendy Keeney-Kennicutt, at 979-845-3256 or by e-mail..

Fun Activities to do in or outside of class can be found near the bottom of the page at the American Chemical Society site.

Enjoy Chemistry - it's all around us!

Here is the link to the TAMU Chemistry Department.