COLLEGE STATION --
Texas A&M University's Department of Chemistry will celebrate the 11th anniversary of National Chemistry Week with an on-campus open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 31).
Open house activities will include performances of the famed Chemistry Road Show, tours of research laboratories and Texas A&M's Cyclotron, and hands-on laboratory activities for all ages. Texas A&M's celebrations of National Chemistry Week have been honored three times for excellence by the American Chemical Society.
Texas A&M chemistry faculty members will present the Chemistry Road Show at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Room 100 (the Arthur E. Martell Lecture Hall) in the main Chemistry Building. These elaborate demonstrations feature explosions, fires, creation of weird polymers and other odd substances. The shows are favorites of schoolchildren all over the state.
Also featured will be guided tours of research laboratories and the Cyclotron, featuring demonstrations of laboratory processes and elaborate high-tech instruments used to investigate the structure of molecules.
Hands-on activity sessions for children in grades 1-12 and interested adults will be held in organic chemistry instructional labs.
Multimedia presentations will be featured in Rooms 2101 and 2104. Visitors will get to try their hands at molecular modeling using laptop computers used in the undergraduate chemistry program.
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