Monthly Archives: August 2016

Volunteer Opportunity with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is recruiting volunteers (called Ambassadors) to work with museum visitors in Spark!Lab, its hands-on invention space for children and families. Unlike traditional classroom-style learning, Spark!Lab is very “curiosity-driven” and there is no right or wrong way to complete the activities, just challenges […]

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week October 16-22, 2016: “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry!”

Contributed by Kim Morehouse, CSW NCW Coordinator   The NCW 2016 theme is “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry”, focusing on the science behind the use of chemistry in forensics.  The electronic version of the Celebrating Chemistry Newsletter is available from the ACS website (www.acs.org/ncw). Each year the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) NCW campaign reaches millions of people with positive messages about […]

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2016 CSW High School Chemistry Olympiad

Contributed by Regina Cody, CSW Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator Wonderful news for the 2016 CSW High School Chemistry Olympiad!  For the second sequential year, one of our local students not only attended the Study Camp, but was a member of the U.S. team that participated in the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia.  Also, four students earned High Honors by placing […]

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CSW’s Project SEED Program Still Going Strong!

Contributed by Faye Rubinson, CSW Project SEED Co-Chair CSW’s Project SEED program is alive and well, despite the departure of long-time Project SEED chairman, Dr. Ajay Mallia, in July. Our three events this summer—an orientation session, a career panel, and a workshop on technical presentations and writing—have been well-attended, and the evaluations of the program by this year’s students have […]

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