NESACS Promotes Chemistry Education with the Museum of Science for National Chemistry Week

Preparation for National Chemistry Week (NCW) at the Museum of Science (MOS) began several weeks before Oct. 23 by running through the experiments for the NCW event. This is an official International Year of Chemistry (IYC) event.

NESACS members: David, Jack, Jennifer and National Chemistry Week Chair, Christine at the Museum of Science Laboratory for National Chemistry Week preparation.

NCW prep at the MOS

National Chemistry Week (NCW) starts with the Phyllis Brauner (Past-chair of NESACS ) Lecture on Oct. 23, 2011 at 1:00PM by Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, President elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS), for the Museum of Science visitors and NESACS members. This is the 11th year for the joint program with the MOS.

NESACS Promotes Chemistry Education with the Museum of Science for National Chemistry Week

Dr. Shakhashiri & Demonstration

Dr. Shakhashiri &

The audience for the demonstration ranged from four years and up. You have to captivate them while they are still young. You also have to keep them captivated. NESACS has another program for that at

NESACS Promotes Chemistry Education with the Museum of Science for National Chemistry Week

the MOS on Thursday Oct.27 for High School Students and a program for K-12 at the children’s Mueseum on Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. The teachers need reinforcing , so NESACS had a program on Mon. evening Oct. 24, 2011 for High School Teachers at Burling High School called Chemistry Connections.

Doris Lewis & Susan Brauner

Brauner Family & Dr. Shakhashiri

The visitors were amazed by the demonstrations of laser excited phosphors, an oscillating chemical reaction, chemiluminescence. Fog.. . We were treated to more than an hour of very impressive chemical experiments that would make any young visitors want to learn more about chemistry. A second lecture and demonstration was held at 4:00 PM. The

David Sittenfeld, MOS presented with award

Brauner Family & NESACS Members

NESACS Promotes Chemistry Education with the Museum of Science for National Chemistry Week

David Stittenfeld, MOS, received an Award from NESACS for his facilitation of the NCW event at the MOS for the past 11 years of the program From 1-5PM, Christine Jaworek- Lopes (Chemistry Professor at Emanuel College), NESACS Chairperson of the subcommittee on NCW organized the event at the Museum of Science. She had volunteers from Emanuel College, other schools & NESACS Young chemists.

NESACS Promotes Chemistry Education with the Museum of Science for National Chemistry Week

We would like to thank Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri for helping NESACS celebrate NCW, the MOS for hosting the event, the staff of the MOS, Christine Jaworek- Lopes for organizing the chemistry experiments which are a crucial part of NCW, and the many volunteers who took part during NCW. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Maclachlan & Prof. Morton Z. Hoffman, NESACS members

NESACS (http://www.nesacs.org ) is the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society which has more than 7,500 members. The American Chemical Society is the largest scientific society in the world with 163,000 members (http://www.acs.org) . Prepared by the NESACS Public Relations Subcommittee 10/29/11

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