From the properties of blowing bubbles to the chemistry of copper, Canton
Middle School students recent got lessons from members of the St. Lawrence
Chemistry Club, in recognition of National Chemistry Week.
Members of the St. Lawrence student affiliates of the American Chemical
Society visited fifth-graders in Canton for classroom demonstrations of
what chemistry is, especially that it can be fun. This was the second
year that the club has participated in the program, as part of National Chemistry Week.
Along with faculty members Jeffery Greathouse and Nadia Marano, students
gave demonstrations on toothpaste (Jenn Zagursky, Maureen Zagursky,Kristen MacMurray,
Omar Zaidan, Alexis Kostun, Kate Paronto, Jesse Hoffman, Melissa Rury and John DeLorbe),
bubbles (Michael Williams, Chris Hungerford, Courtney Teser, Tommy Scott, Jess Killing,
Erica Bruner, Rob Doran, Winter Guffey, Stephen Drake), water drops (Niles Stuntz,
Kevyn Hill, Lindsey Keck, Josh Onyan, Kyle Zander, Anthony Tracey, Hannah StellaLevinsohn
and David Schryver) and "polishing pennies" (Camille Partin, Paul Kloek, Kat Lafferty,
Jerilyn Krug, Nicolette Oleng, Alicia McNally and Diane Peters).
The American Chemical Society encourages chemistry departments and
students to form student afiliate (SA) chapters, similar to the local
and regional chapter of professional members. SA chapters participate
in community and campus activities, including fund-raising,
volunteering, and outreach. The St. Lawrence SA chapter was revived in
Fall 2000 after some years of inactivity. They now have
approximately 20 active club members, some of whom are neither chemistry
majors nor minors. The chapter was recently awarded Honorable Mention status by
the ACS in recognition of its activities during the 2001-2002 academic
year (October 7 issue of Chemical & Engineering News). The
ACS recognized a total of 153 chapters (31 Outstanding, 55 Commendable,
and 67 Honorable Mention).
Other club activities includ:
Posted: October 28, 2002