National Chemistry Week News & Information
National Chemistry Week Events
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October 23, 2011


  October 23, 2011 - Museum of Science Boston

• Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture by Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri

  Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea.  Professor Shakhashiri has captivated audiences with his scientific demonstrations at a variety of locations including Boston’s Museum of Science, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. 

Taking place in Cahners Theatre (2nd floor, Blue Wing) at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.   


          * Admission to the museum is required. Free tickets to Dr.Shakharshiri's show will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are available via advance reservation. To reserve tickets, please contact the NESACS secretsry either via email (preferred) or by phone 1-781-272-1966 before October 20, 2011. Tickets will be available for pick-up in the lobby of the museum at the ACS table.


• Kicking off National Chemistry Week 2010 Festivities

  Join us in a variety of hands-on activities related to the yearly theme. Taking place from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on October 23, 2011 throughout the museum.
  October 29, 2011 - Boston Children's Museum
  From 11 am - 4 pm, NCW volunteers will be on-hand throughout the museum to perform demonstrations and assist in hands-on activities related to this year's theme.
  September 1 - October 21, 2011
  K-12 students participate in the NCW poetry competition. Visit and this link for more information.
  June 1 - September 20, 2011
  K-12 students participate in the Local Section design a t-shirt competition. See or page 6 of the Summer 2011 issue of The Nucleus.