The DeSales University Chemistry Program will present the Tenth Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program on October 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hurd Auditorium, located in the Hurd Science Center.
The event is free and open to the public.
The DeSales faculty and students who participate in the Chemistry Demonstrations Program seek to instill elementary, middle and high school students with a love of science. The demonstrations combine chemical concepts with humor and music to present over a dozen highly visual and entertaining experiments that are a treat for all the senses.
The purpose of the Chemistry Demonstrations Program is to provide elementary, middle and high school students with the opportunity to increase their appreciation of the importance of science, and in particular, to enrich their understanding of chemistry.
Experiments include but are not limited to: Alka-Seltzer Rainbow; George’s Curious Banana Taffy; Elephant Toothpaste; Underwater Fireworks; and A Magical Solution.
Performances will run through November 18 of the fall 2010 semester. Additional performances will be held in the spring 2011 semester. An evening event that is open to the general public is also held once a semester.
Students from North East Middle School, Faith Christian School, Lansdale Catholic High School, MacKinnon Middle School, Belvidere High School, Whitehall High School, St. Phillip Neri, Salisbury High School, Pen Argyl High School and Govenor Mifflin School will attend performances during the fall semester. The program is seen by approximately 1,500 middle and high school students each semester.
The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, associate professor, coordinator of chemistry, chairperson of DeSales University’s Natural Science Department and head of DeSales University’s Health and Science Division. He is assisted by Dr. Julie Aaron, assistant professor; Ms. Sara Hayik, assistant professor; Dr. Francis Mayville, associate professor of chemistry; and Mrs. Patricia Hartman, chemistry laboratory manager.
Students participating in the tenth annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program include: Todd Bauer; Brett Begovich; Steven Cougan; Caitrin Dougherty; John Fura; Katelynn Henrich; Peter Kaplan; Justin Krasnomowitz; Clayton Litchmore; Courtney McKenna; Megan Montchyk; James Nallo; Courtney Peck; Sally Raffoul and Christopher Willever.
Press Release: DeSales Chemistry Demonstrations Program Celebrates Tenth Anniversary | Posted on: 10/26/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu