Fall 2017 Semester Outreach Events

The Big Demo Show 2017

This event took place on October 26, 2017 from 7:00pm until 8:15pm in The A.R Chemistry Department of Appalachian State University.

This event was sponsored both by the The A.R Chemistry Department of Appalachian State University and The American Chemical Society. The Big Demo Show was presented by the Appalachian Chemical Society for National Chemistry Week. The event was lead by Dr. B.J. Yoblinski. Members of the Appalachian Chemical Society performed several awesome demos for an audience. The Big Demo Show full video can be found in the Pictures Tab. We had a wonderful turnout for our audience and members have a fun and educational time preparing for this event.

      

    

Fall 2017 Open House

This event took place on September 16, 2017 from 10:00am until 2:00pm in The A.R Chemistry Department of Appalachian State University.

Students and faculty volunteered to give tours of our Chemistry Department. The tour consisted of touring the facility, meeting professors and talking to new students interested in chemistry and their parents of one’s own experiences here at Appalachian state. The Appalachian Chemical Society and the Forensic Club also had posters and representatives to talk about their individual clubs. We had a wonderful turnout, with several potential students interested in the Chemistry Department and joining the clubs.

                  

 

Spring 2017 Semester Outreach Events

Gravity Games 2017

This even took place on April 29, 2017 from 9:00am until 3:00pm along Ashe Avenue in Downtown Lenoir, NC. 

We participated in the 7th annual NC Gravity Games in Lenoir, NC. The event is a signature of the North Carolina Science Festival. This event was sponsored by Google, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina and the City of Lenoir. We participated in the Science Street portion, as there was a street-fair type atmosphere allowing visitors to walk from booth to booth participating in each activities provided. The demos we performed at the Appalachian Chemical Society booth were Rockets, baking powder submarines and explaining how at home volcanoes work.

The link to Gravity Games is http://www.ncgravitygames.com/

Spring 2017 Open House

This event took place on April 22, 2017 from 10:00am until 1:00pm in The A.R Chemistry Department of Appalachian State University.

Students and faculty volunteered to give tours of our Chemistry Department. The tour consisted of touring the facility, meeting professors and talking to new students interested in chemistry and their parents of one’s own experiences here at Appalachian state. The Appalachian Chemical Society and the Forensic Club also had posters and representatives in the conference room to talk about their individual clubs. We had a wonderful turnout, giving about thirty tours in the day with multiple families in each group.

   

   

   

Science Fest 2017

This event took place on April 12, 2017 from 10:00am until 1:00pm in Ashe County, NC

We participated in Science Fest in Ashe County for Ashe County Homeschoolers. There was a great turnout with about 50 children attending the event. The demos that were performed were: CO2 (carbon dioxide) rockets, golden rod paper/electrolysis, LN2 (Liquid Nitrogen) balloons, gun cotton, M&M/KClO3  (dancing gummy bear but an M&M), and thermite. The most popular demo was the LN2 balloons which turned into a line of kids wanting balloon animals. The demos were lead by Dr. Hambourger.

Ashe County’s local press coverage from last year’s event : http://ashemountaintimes.com/community/sci-day-fills-family-central/article_c90560f9-40c9-5116-bc42-5437b643f6fd.html

Facebook page for the Ashe County Homeschoolers group: https://www.facebook.com/Ashe-County-Homeschoolers-204971332877199/

                                        

          

Playhouse BuildFest 2017

This event took place on April 8, 2017 from 9:00am until 2:00pm at Watauga High School.

We participated in BuildFest at Watauga High School, where about 1,000 elementary/middle school aged children along with their parents were entertained by our demo show. The demos that were performed are all follows: Slime, Rockets, Shrinky dinks, Chromatography butterflies/flowers, Indicator paper, and Bubble pool.

The link to The Children’s Playhouse calendar of their events is http://www.goplayhouse.org/calendar.html

This link describes the event: http://www.goplayhouse.org/events/build_fest.html

 

                              

     

2017 Appstate STEAM Expo

Unfortunately due to weather the 2017 Appstate STEAM Expo that was to take place April 7, 2017 was cancelled. We look forward to participating next year!

This is Appstate’s participation in the NC Science Festival.

The link to this expo is https://ncsciencefestival.appstate.edu/ 

 

 

Join us!

The Appalachian Chemical Society invites students from all majors to attend our club meetings! Right now our meetings are every other Thursday in Garwood Hall Room 307 at 6pm. You can reference the calendar tab to find out when are next meeting is. Every meeting we plan to have a member demonstrate a demo!

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