“The Many Faces of Chemistry” October 19, 2007Posted by davegoblog in Science.
The 2oth annual National Chemistry Week (NCW) initiates this Sunday (10/21) and continues reacting through Saturday (10/27). The American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors the program to inform “millions of people about the positive contributions of chemistry to everyday life.” In particular, it is aimed at elementary and secondary school students with encouraging messages about chemistry. Thousands of ACS volunteers, teachers, and students celebrate NCW in their communities and schools.
“The Many Faces of Chemistry” theme of this year’s event focuses on chemistry and the different types of careers in chemistry. There is special emphasis on the careers and the people in those jobs that are right within the local communities. Who knows what chemistry-type people are in your neighborhood, in your neigh-bor-hood? It could be a laboratory chemist, a science teacher, or a chemical industry executive.
So, grab you goggles, wear your periodic table of the elements shirt, and head out to celebrate chemistry. Ok, maybe I’m the only one with that shirt, but still go have some combustible fun! Click here to find NCW events in your area or check out your local schools, libraries, or science centers.
Disclosure: I am a member of the American Chemical Society, a chemist, and an all-around science geek.