Programs & Events

Chemistry Day

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Oct. 12, 2013 | Saturday, 9:00am
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Location: Museum of Natural Sciences

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


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


Chemistry Day Talks - SECU Daily Planet


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



The Chemistry of Cancer Drugs

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



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

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

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