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Dayton Section

National Chemistry Week

Dayton Regional Science Festival scenes 2012

Every year, the Section organizes a number of hands-on events in support of the National Chemistry Week. We typically sponsor two large-scale events at that time, featuring many hands-on activities for community members of all ages to explore different aspects of chemistry related to the theme for the year's National Chemistry Week.

These events are typically held over the weekend at Centerville Library and at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (as ChemFEST). In addition, we participate at that time at the Dayton Regional Science Festival held at Charminade-Julienne High School where circumstances permit. Other events may be planned as location and manpower permits.

For inquiries related to National Chemistry Week, please contact Prof. Melinda Greer, our National Chemistry Week coordinator.

Call for Volunteers for 2016

The ACS Dayton Section is in need of volunteers for two events during National Chemistry Week this year.

1) Centerville Library event on Saturday, Oct 15 from 1-4 pm
2) Boonshoft Museum of Discovery event on Saturday, Oct 22 from 11 am-4 pm and Sunday, Oct 23 from noon-4 pm

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events, please contact Melinda Greer at Melinda.Greer@uc.edu or 937-231-1119 with your name, contact information, and the event and hours that you would like to volunteer for.

At all events, we will have several hands on experiments exploring this year’s theme “Exploring the Chemistry of Fibers and Forensics”. We need 5-6 volunteers for the library and 25-30 for the Boonshoft event, so even an hour or two of your time would be appreciated. This is a great opportunity to interact with young minds and support your local section!