Thursday, October 23, 2014

Students celebrate National Chemistry Week with high school Chemistry Night

Many area high school juniors and seniors will perform hands-on chemistry projects during upcoming Chemistry Night at Saint Mary’s, which will run 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Chemistry Night, sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Chemistry Department and the La Crosse-Winona local section of the American Chemical Society, is an annual event designed to help students explore the discipline of chemistry and appreciate the positive role that chemistry plays in our everyday world.

Each year high school students solve challenging but fun chemical problems, based on the National Chemistry Week theme. This year the theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy.”

Students will work in small teams, using wet chemistry and working with chemical instrumentation in the Saint Mary’s Chemistry Department, under the guidance of chemistry and biochemistry majors.

About 10 area schools and 50 students typically participate in this event.

For more information, contact Dr. Brett Bodsgard at Ext. 6972.