Chem Club 2010-2011 Events


Ticia Burgie, Outstanding JuniorChemistry Club 2011 Awards Banquet (photos)

On Wednesday, April 20, the NIU Chem Club hosted its annual awards banquet at the River Heights Clubhouse in DeKalb, recognizing students who have received departmental scholarships and awards throughout the year.

Congratulations to all award recipients and upcoming graduates!


NIU chemistry invites the public to have a blast

On Tuesday, March 29, the Chem Club hosted Chem Blast 2011, an evening of chemical demonstrations enjoyed by all. Audience volunteers were blown away by the Wind Cannon (left hoto). How can you drive a tack into wood using a banana? Or make a quick and easy coleslaw? With liquid nitrogen, of course!

Chem Demo 2011demoMore memorable experiments included the dichromate volcano, non-burning towel, dragon's breath (right photo), Mentos soda pop drop, underwater sparks, genie in a bottle, and thermite reaction.

The evening concluded with the most flavorable demo -- the making of liquid nitrogen ice cream...and all the toppings!


NIU will transform Spooky Science Saturday into mega-science festival at Convocation Center / NIU students see importance of STEMfest

On October 23, STEMfest 2010 engaged nearly 3,000 people and delivered an entire Convocation Center full of hands-on activities for families. Nearly 200 NIU student volunteers assisted kids of all ages with hands-on activities and drew rave reviews for their expertise and their teaching skills.

Faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participated hosting three booths -- the Chem Club celebrated with Mole Day activities, Professors Horn and Hagen's groups presented strategies in drug design, and Professor Gaillard's group disected cow eyes.

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Welcome back!! The Chem Club Fall Picnic was held on Friday, September 10, 2010. It was a beautiful day to kick-off the 2010-2011 year.

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