On Wednesday, November 2 , at 7:00 p.m. in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium, the Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty and students will present the 16th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program. This is a family event and all ages are welcome. This event is free and open to the DeSales community and the general public, however, seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to the popularity of the event, seating is assigned. The first to reply will have seats closest to the front of the Auditorium. Please email NaturalScience@desales.edu to reserve your seat(s) and you will receive an email confirming your reservation. Unfortunately, the Auditorium only seats 99 and, although we love to have a full house, due to safety concerns we can only accommodate a limited number for the performance. Please keep in mind that the performance will also run in the spring on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and he is assisted by Natural Science Department Faculty, including Associate Professors Dr. Julie Himmelberger and Dr. Francis Mayville; Assistant Professors Dr. Sara Hayik, Dr. Joshua Slee, and Dr. Steven Sweeney; and Chemistry Laboratory Manager Mrs. Patricia Hartman. The DeSales faculty, staff, and students who participate in the Chemistry Demonstrations Program seek to instill in elementary, middle, and high school students a love of science and to enrich their understanding of chemistry. The demonstrations are a treat for all the senses and include over a dozen highly visual and entertaining experiments. The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting, as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts. This year, the Natural Science Department will entertain over 1,500 students from area middle and high schools who attend performances during the school day.