The DeSales University Chemistry Program will present the Chemistry Demonstrations Program every Tuesday and Thursday between October 21 and November 18, 2010, and every Tuesday and Thursday between March 15 and April 26, 2011. Performances will be held from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. in the Hurd Auditorium, located in the Hurd Science Center. A public performance will be held on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
This is tenth year for the Chemistry Demonstrations Program. Since 2001, the program has provided 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. 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.
Experiments include but are not limited to: Fruit Salad; Alka-Seltzer Rainbow; George’s Curious Banana Taffy; Elephant Toothpaste; Underwater Fireworks; A Magical Solution and Mission Impossible.
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.
During the fall 2010 semester, the Chemistry Demonstrations Program will be seen by 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 Governor Mifflin School. The program is seen by approximately 1,500 middle and high school students each semester.
Press Release: DeSales Chemistry Demonstrations Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary | Posted on: 10/28/2010
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