NIU Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Where the study of matter...matters!
Chem Club 2013-2014 Events
2014 Awards Banquet
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted its annual awards banquet at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb. The banquet brought together faculty, staff, students, and their friends and family as the department recognized students who have received departmental scholarships and academic achievement throughout the year.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients and graduates!
Spring 2014 Chemistry Demonstration Night
The Chemistry Club observed St. Patrick's Day a little late this year, but they celebrated the holiday as only the Chem Club could do – with fire, colorful reactions, and creative effects.
The night featured experiments like gold pennies, dragon's breath, solid water, and elephant toothpaste. The evening ending with a chem club staple – liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Chem Club Thanksgiving Potluck
On Monday, November 25th, the Chem Club hosted its first Thanksgiving Potluck for the department. Faculty members, staff, and chem club members alike were invited to bring a dish to the potluck to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.
Fall 2013 Chemistry Demonstration Night
The Chemistry Club held their Fall Chem Demo night on Friday, October 25th. This semester's theme was "When Chemistry Gets Spooky" and all of the experiments focused on Halloween.
Featured experiments included homemade glow sticks, exploding candy, festive flames, and creeping fog. As always, the chem club finished off the night with a audience favorite – liquid nitrogen ice cream.
The NIU Chemistry Club, along with various other campus organizations, provided free and fun-filled activities that exposed students to science, technology, engineering, and math careers. The fest included more than 200 hands-on experiments and attracted nearly 5,000 attendees.
Welcome Back Picnic
The Chem Club along with the Department held its annual Welcome Back picnic on Friday, September 6, 2013. The picnic was catered by Lukelo's in DeKalb. We had a beautiful day for a great start to the new year.