WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College will celebrate National
Chemistry Week with renowned scientist Bassam Shakhashiri
for an afternoon of hands-on experiments designed to dazzle
the eyes and open the minds of children and adults to the
wonders of science.
Participants will watch liquids "magically" turn
different colors and money disappear into smoke. This popular
lecture, fun for all ages, is part science lecture and
part magic show. The lecture, whose theme this year will
Atmosphere and Beyond," will be held in Science Center
277 Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 am-noon. It will be repeated
from 2-3 pm.
Sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American
Chemical Society, it's free and open to the public, but
tickets (available on a first-come, first-serve basis through
reservations) are required. To reserve tickets, call Marilou
Cashman at 800-872-2054 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will be available for pick-up outside room 277
Science Center on the day of the event.
"The lecture is in honor of Phyllis Brauner, a chemist
and long-time resident of the town of Wellesley," said
Jean Fuller-Stanley, chemistry, who is the 2003 chair-elect
of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society
(NESACS). "Additionally, she earned a Masters in Chemistry
from Wellesley College Chemistry in 1940."
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. outside the Science Center, there will
be a number of hands-on activities, such as making UV and
humidity testers. These events will be held inside in case
of rain. It is sponsored and hosted by the NESACS. For
more information, visit www.nesacs.org.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing
an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will
make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near
Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all
50 states and 68 countries.