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Berks Chemical Society celebrates National Chemistry Week

In celebration of National Chemistry Week, the Penn State Berks Chemical Society, a student chapter of the American Chemical Society, is holding Family Fun Night with Chemistry for children and parents in partnership with the Reading Public Library, located at 100 South 5th Street in Reading, on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 4:00 pm. The activities will be in keeping with the International Year of Chemistry theme “Chemistry, Our Health, Our Future.”

Students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn about vitamins and minerals, healthy eating, and Hygiene during this event.

National Chemistry Week (NCW), an outreach program of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and will be celebrated nationwide October 16–22, 2011. The program is designed to enhance the public’s awareness of the contributions chemistry makes to society and our everyday lives. It provides an opportunity for ACS local sections (currently 189 throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico), their volunteers, and local educators to unite annually to promote chemistry.

This program is supported by the American Chemical Society Communities Interaction Grant, which was awarded to the Penn State Berks Chemical Society by the ACS Office of Undergraduate Programs. The Community Interactions Grant supports ACS student chapter projects and interactions that help improve the science learning experience of African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students in grades K-12.

For more information, please contact Greglynn Gibbs, Research Technologist and Adviser to the Penn State Berks Chemical Society, at 610-396-6363 or via e-mail at GDW104@psu.edu or visit the Penn State Berks Chemical Society website at www.clubs.psu.edu/bk/chemsociety.
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