The Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty and students will present the 13th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program on Tuesday, March 25 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium. This event is open to the DeSales community and the general public free of charge; however, because seating is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged. Please contact Amy Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610.282.1100, ext. 1386 to reserve your seat.
The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Chemistry, Chairperson of the Natural Science Department, and Head of the Healthcare and Natural Sciences Division. He is assisted by Natural Science Department faculty Dr. Sara Hayik, Assistant Professor; Dr. Julie Himmelberger, Assistant Professor; Dr. Francis Mayville, Associate Professor; and Mrs. Patricia Hartman, Chemistry Laboratory Manager. The DeSales faculty 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 such as smoke bombs, a fire breathing monster, exploding popcorn and eggs, a goblet of fire, and ice cream. The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts.
The Public Performance is a family event and children of all ages are welcome. The Natural Science Department also entertains approximately one thousand students from area middle and high schools who attend daytime performances during the academic year.