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National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 2:45 pm

National Chemistry Week
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK – Martin Mayor Randy Brundige has proclaimed the week of Oct. 19-25 as National Chemistry Week in Martin in recognition of the commitment and contribution of the chemists and chemical engineers of this community to the well-being of its citizens and to the service to humanity. The theme of National Chemistry Week this year is “Have a Ball with Chemistry.” The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society chapter members will present special demonstrations, programs and information about careers in chemistry and science-related fields at Westview High School and Martin Primary School and will conduct a Chemistry Merit Badge Clinic for Boy Scouts. SAACS also will sponsor a speaker in conjunction with the chapter’s involvement in green chemistry. Vaughn Cassidy, of the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation, will talk about biofuels at 7 p.m., tonight in Room 318 of Johnson EPS Building. The Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society will host a meeting at 7 p.m., Oct. 23, at UT Martin where Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society of Union University, Bethel College, Lambuth University, UT Martin and Murray State University will present a special program of chemistry demonstrations in Boling University Center. Kentucky Lake Section of ACS was chartered 50 years ago and two of its members from the UT Martin chemistry department are celebrating the 50th year of their membership in the society. Pictured left to right are, seated, Dr. James E. Gagen, UT Martin professor emeritus, Mayor Brundige, and Dr. S.K. Airee, SAACS adviser and Kentucky Lake Section’s NCW coordinator. Gagen and Airee both joined ACS 50 years ago. Also Kentucky Lake Section of ACS was chartered 50 years ago. Standing are Dr. Nancy Hinds, UT Martin’s NCW coordinator, SAACS members, Christy Lowe, Casey Ellington, Casey Unger, Punam Patel and Westview High School chemistry teacher, Jessica Hightower.wcp 10-21-08

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