KEM Club to participate in National Chemistry Week event
DENTON— Members of the Texas Woman’s University KEM Club are among nearly 150 student chemists from throughout Dallas-Fort Worth participating in a celebration of National Chemistry Week Oct. 20-24 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.“Chemistry Colors Our World” is the theme of this year’s National Chemistry Week. The museum program will immerse students in activities that focus on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more.
TWU students will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 to lead and demonstrate science activities in the museum’s Innovation Studios.
“We are so fortunate to have such wonderful student chemists in our museum for National Chemistry Week,” museum president Van Romans said. “They have a great enthusiasm for science that our young guests just love.”
The TWU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s KEM Club (Kappa Epsilon Mu) is the university’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The students often perform chemical “Magic Shows” at elementary and junior high schools to encourage young students’ interests in science and in college. KEM Club also is involved in various community activities including the Thanksgiving food drive and Calculate it forward. KEM Club is a Green Chemistry club and has received awards such as commendable and honorable mentions from the American Chemical Society Committee on Education.
For more information about National Chemistry Week at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and history, visit www.fwmsh.org/chemistry-connections.