Members of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates at West Virginia University will perform a Chemistry Magic Show as part of National Chemistry Week activities at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Room 101 Clark Hall. The show is free and the public is invited.
The”magic”of the show will be exciting chemistry demonstrations ranging from dipping balloons into extremely cold liquid nitrogen, to showing where the color in fireworks comes from. The students, who planned the show, will perform their chemistry magic under the supervision of Dr. Harry Finklea, Chair of the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.
The ACS Student Affiliates program supports its members through professional development, mentoring and peer-support mechanisms for those majoring in the chemical sciences. The students performing in the show are also tutors at the WVU Chemistry Learning Center.