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National Chemistry Week

Hands-on science experiments for children are among the many activities planned for area residents during this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week, Oct. 18-24. This year's theme is "Chemistry Colors Our World".

This year's celebration will kick-off on Saturday, October 10th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library in San Jose (150 E. San Fernando St.) with a day of hands-on science activities for elementary-school children and their parents. Area chemists will supervise and explain the importance of each activity. The Chemistry Wheel of Fortune will be spinning for all children to win a prize. Children will make colorful slime in the slime lab, experiment with boo bubbles and explore the fascinating and varied chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more.

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October Seminar, October 27
"The Story of Light and Single Molecules, From Early Spectroscopy in Solids to Super-Resolution Nanoscopy in Cells and Beyond"

    W. E. Moerner, 2014 Chemistry Nobel Laureate, will present a seminar on the road to the Nobel Prize, how it arose out of spectroscopy at an industrial lab, and the impact of where it is leading. See our meeting page for more information.

    The Section is supporting local teachers of chemistry by paying half the cost of membership in the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT). Annual dues in the AACT are $50; we'll refund $25 of that if you follow the instructions you will find by clicking here. Click here for a pdf.
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  The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Please contact us () for more information.
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