NIU Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Where the study of matter...matters!
Chem Club 2007-2008 Events
2008 AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, May 8, the NIU Chem Club hosted an awards banquet, recognizing students who have received departmental scholarships and awards throughout the year.
Congratulations to all award recipients and upcoming graduates!
CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW
Oh, oh it's magic! On Wednesday, March 19, in an auditorium packed with kids of all ages, the NIU Chem Club performed its magic. Professors David Ballantine and Paul Kelter assisted the Chem Club, adding their own tricks to the mix. A few favorites included elephant toothpaste, dueling rockets, and genie in a bottle.
And, those who will be benefiting most from this night of chemistry magic, are the youth of DeKalb County. The proceeds of a successful 50/50 raffle and all donations collected will help support the Youth Service Bureau, a non-for-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives of DeKalb County youth.
GLASSBLOWING DEMONSTRATION & GLASS SALE
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Faraday West 200 was packed with over 130 people and standing room only, as chemistry department glassblower Dan Edwards sculpted a snowman, bonzai tree, and hummingbird during his last demonstration. After 17 years at NIU, Edwards will retire in the coming year.
A glass sale was held after the demonstration, where items made by Edwards were available for purchase. The proceeds, which totaled over $1800, will help support various activities held by the NIU Chem Club. Congrats to Dan Edwards and the NIU Chem Club. And, thanks to the NIU and local communities for their tremendous support.
2007 CHEM DEMOS: The Many Faces of Chemistry
Celebrating National Chemistry Week, the NIU Chem Club prepped and pulled off yet another successful chem demo on Tuesday, October 23 (Mole Day)! With an estimate of between 125-150 people in attendance, the event was a "blast."