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Chem Club 2011-2012 Events
2012 AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, April 26, 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!
CHEM DEMO GOES HOLLYWOOD
On Wednesday, October 26, the Chem Club hosted a Hollywood-themed Demo Night. It was an evening of chemical demonstrations fit for the big screen.
Featured experiments included glowing paint, burning money, flameless smoke, exploding plaster of paris (right photo), warm snow, and space marshmallows. The evening concluded the ever famous liquid nitrogen ice cream! More event photos >
RELAY FOR LIFE OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
On April 21-22, 2012, members of team NIU Chemistry Club camped overnight and took turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The idea is to fight cancer all night because "cancer never sleeps".
Team Chem Club went the extra mile in their efforts for this year's Relay, dedicating the walk in memory of Kevin Ballantine, son of Professor David Ballantine. Kevin recently passed away after a courageous three-year battle with leukemia. See more >
HALLOWEEN CHEM DEMO NIGHT
On Wednesday, October 26, the Chem Club hosted a Halloween Demo Night. It was an evening of 'spooktacular' chemical demonstrations...13 demos to be exact! To set the stage, the auditorium was decorated with spider webs, bubbling witches' cauldrons, skulls and skeletons, gravestones, and jack-o-lanterns galore.
Featured experiments included oozing pumpkin brains, temperamental gummy bears, invisible water, volatile grain silo (left photo), dry ice witch trials, and flaming jack-o-lantern (right photo). The evening of 'tricks' concluded with a real 'treat' -- liquid nitrogen ice cream! More event photos >
NIU STEMFEST 2011
At STEMfest 2011, the NIU Chem Club presented "STEMfest Spectrum Spectacular." They helped demonstrate the visible light spectrum with various light sources (hydrogen, helium, and neon) and diffraction grating rainbow peepholes -- also, fun little give-a-ways! More event photos >
CHEM CLUB FALL PICNIC
The "Welcome Back" picnic, co-sponsored by the NIU Chem Club and chemistry graduate students, was held on Thursday, September 8, 2011. A beautiful day to help kick-off the 2011-2012 year.