NIU Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Where the study of matter...matters!
Join the Club!
The NIU Chemistry Club is a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society and is open to anyone with an interest in Chemistry. The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in chemistry and the chemical professions, to aid understanding of the field of chemistry, and to provide interaction among individuals engaged in the study of chemistry.
The Chem Club sponsors several outreach events each year, including the Chem Demos, a public favorite. The club organizes and presents an evening of chemistry demonstrations at least once a year, always offering a different theme. The Chem Club also sponsors a special glassblowing demonstration and sale featuring the work of our departmental glassblower, a huge fundraiser for the club!
Please see below for upcoming and past Chem Club events.
The Chem Club will be having its Dodgeball tournament on Saturday, November 23, at 12:30pm in the Recreation Center, Court 7. Sign up sheets are available in the Main Office (Faraday Hall 319). See you there!
The Chem Club will be hosting a Departmental Potluck on Monday, November 25, from Noon-2:00pm in La Tourette 300. Everyone who has any affiliation with the department is invited. To enter, one must bring a dish big enough for two. Sign-up sheets are available in the main office (Faraday 319) to avoid duplicate dishes. Hope to see you then!
Fall 2013 Chem Demo Night
The Chemistry Club's Fall Chem Demo night was held on Friday, October 25. This spooktacular edition featured plenty of experiments, ranging from igniting some loose change to creeping columns of carbon rising out of unassuming beakers. More event photos!
Welcome Back Picnic
The Welcome Back picnic for Undergraduates and Graduates was on Friday, September 6th! It was a beautiful day for a picnic!
Meeting Schedule — Spring 2014
Wednesday, January 29
Wednesday, February 19
Wednesday, March 26
Wednesday, April 16
Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 402 (4th Floor Penthouse) at 5:00pm.
Join us for the meeting, pizza, and pop!
Executive Committee Meetings (Officers)
Wednesday, January 22
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 19
Wednesday, April 9
Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 320 (Dr. Carnahan's office) at 5:00pm.
Student Advisory Council
Wednesday, February 5
Wednesday, March 5
Wednesday, April 2
Wednesday, February 26 – Spring Chem Demo Meeting - starts at 5:00pm
Friday, March 28 – Fall Chemistry Demo Night - starts at 7:00pm
Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5 – Relay for Life
Thursday, April 24 – Chem Club Banquet - Social Hour to begin at 5:00pm, with Dinner at 6:00, and Awards at 7:00pm
See you in the spring!
Chemistry Club Officers
Student Advisory Council
Chem Demo Coordinator
STEM Fest Coordinator
Jon W. Carnahan
Faraday Hall 320