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UT Martin’s SAACS chapter to help Scouts earn merit badges

UT Martin’s SAACS chapter to help Scouts earn merit badges

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:18 am

The Messenger 10.08.08

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin will sponsor a clinic Oct. 18 to help area Boy Scouts earn the chemistry merit badge.
The activity is part of the National Chemistry Week celebration.
Registration deadline is Monday.
SAACS members will have all the materials ready for the Boy Scouts to perform the experiments needed to meet the merit badge requirements.
The clinic gets under way at 8:30 a.m. in the Joseph E. Johnson Engineering and Physical Sciences Building on the UT Martin campus. The clinic will conclude about 12:30 p.m.
Scoutmasters and/or parents may register their Boy Scouts by calling (731) 881-7454. Registration also is available by fax at (731) 881-7443; e-mail at; or by mail at UT Martin SAACS, Department of Chemistry, UT Martin, Martin, TN 38238.
Scouts will be charged $5 for light refreshments, the merit badge manual and materials upon their arrival.
To register, include the name of each Boy Scout, his Scoutmaster’s name and his troop number.
Under the leadership of UT Martin SAACS students, scouts will perform experiments related to pollution, chromatography, determining vitamin C in juices, determining household acids and bases, corrosion and its prevention and more.
For more information, contact UT Martin SAACS adviser Dr. S.K. Airee at (731) 881-7454 or the Department of Chemistry office at (731) 881-7450.

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