Programs & Events

Chemistry Day

Program Number: 
None
Program Type: 
Event
Date: 
Oct. 12, 2013 | Saturday, 9:00am
Multiple Times: 
9am–4pm
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences
Fee: 
Free

Chemistry Day posterThe Museum partners with the North Carolina Chapter of the American Chemical Society for a day of chemical craziness at the Museum!  This year’s theme is Energy: Now and Forever.  Visitors can learn about sustainable energy, biofuels and many other chemistry-related research topics.  There will be hands-on mini experiments and demos for all to enjoy.

Chemistry Day Demos - Windows on the World

STATES OF MATTER

With Dr. Sol Levine
10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm

 

Chemistry Day Talks - SECU Daily Planet

10:30am

The Science Behind the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

David J. Kroll, Ph.D.
Investigator, Genomics and Microbiology Research Laboratory
NC Museum of Natural Sciences


12 noon

The Art and Science of Chemical Synthesis

Phil S. Baran, Ph.D. (via Skype)
**2013 MacArthur Fellow, Professor, Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute

 

1:30pm

The Chemistry of Cancer Drugs

Tamara J. Slenn, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

 

3:00pm

What We are Learning About Biodiversity in our Studies of DNA in the Genomics & Micro Lab

Dr. Julie Urban
Assistant Director, Genomics and Microbiology Lab
NC Museum of Natural Sciences


Special Chemistry Day Exhibits

Playful Polymers
BASF Corporation

Light Sensitive Substances
Duke Chemistry Outreach

Catalyzing Chemistry
GlaxoSmithKline

Be a Star on ChemTube!
NC Section of the American Chemical Society

Chemistry Experiments at Home!
NC Section of the American Chemical Society

Fun with Dry Ice
NC Section of the American Chemical Society

Food Batteries
NCSU - Alpha Chi Sigma

Water as a Fuel Source
NCSU - Alpha Chi Sigma

Genes to Proteins: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
NCSU - Department of Biochemistry

Everyday Chemistry
The Rho Chapter of the Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity

The Fundamentals of Energy: Exploring Electricity and Magnetism
Women in Science and Engineering, UNC Chapter

Food as Energy in our Bodies
Women in Science and Engineering, UNC Chapter

For more information contact bonnie.eamick@naturalsciences.org.