Thursday, October 6, 2011

Publication highlights Chemistry Nights

This month, three area high school students appear on the cover of the October issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. They are highlighted in an article by SMU professors titled, “Organizing a High School Chemistry Outreach Event: Celebrating National Chemistry Week and the International Year of Chemistry” by Brett R. Bodsgard, Trisha A. Johnson, Roger W. Kugel, Nathan R. Lien, Jaime A. Mueller, and Debra J. Martin. The article describes how Saint Mary’s teachers and chemistry majors organize a yearly outreach event for regional high school students to celebrate National Chemistry Week. The article and the event are examples of how the university strives to prepare students for life and service in local and national communities.