Title

UND Undergraduate Chemistry Club to host Chemistry Fun Day March 28

Authors

Amy Halvorson

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

3-11-2015

Campus Unit

College of Arts & Sciences

Abstract

The University of North Dakota Undergraduate Chemistry Club will, once again, be hosting Chemistry Fun Day for children in grades 5-8.

This afternoon of fun and learning will be from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 28, in Abbott Hall, room 101. This free event includes a number of hands-on activities designed to engage and educate young people.

Children interested in attending are asked to have a parent or guardian register them before March 23, as space is limited and all participants are to receive chemistry prizes.

The theme for this year’s experiments is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy,” and will focus on a few of everyone’s favorite sugary treats.

Members of the Undergraduate Chemistry Club will present their favorite chemistry demonstrations and talk to the participants about what they call “the sweet side of chemistry.”

“Chemistry Fun Day brings students to campus to do some experiments they can’t do at home, and others they can do at home,” said Julie Abrahamson, UND chemistry professor and advisor for the Undergraduate Chemistry Club. “The undergraduates are eager to share the fun and excitement of chemistry with the young students.”

Abbott Hall is located at the corner of second avenue north and Cornell street.

Support for the event is provided in part by the Red River Valley Section of the American Chemical Society and by the UND Chemistry Department.

Parking information:

Guests without University parking permits for these or any on-campus event may use the “pay-as-you-go” option in the parking Ramp, the UND visitor pay lot or a parking meter. Parking in other parking lots on campus requires a parking permit.

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