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The Stevenson University School of the Sciences hosted it's 2nd annual Spring Spectacular on April 26th. It was held on the North lawn of the Manning Academic Center and involved science demonstrations, logic puzzles and games, liquid nitrogen ice cream and lots of fun. The highlight of the day was hands down the ping pong fountain. 

 

For the second year in a row, the ACS Club performed a Chemistry Magic Show as part of the Maryland STEM Festival.  The standing room only crowd loved every minute of the event- the visiting children were captivated with the experiments that were performed and laughed at the chemistry jokes.  A great time was had by all and we look forward to doing this again next year!

In honor of Halloween, chemistry professor, Dr. Jeremy Burkett gave a fun and informative presentation titled “Vampires: Fact or Fiction?”. The presentation discussed biochemical, psychological, and sociological phenomena that could have led to the legends about vampires which exist in every culture. Student and faculty laughed along with the logical, though exaggerated, tales among townspeople that contributed to the image of vampires that we still use today.

Maybe next Halloween, we will be lucky enough to get a lecture on werewolves!

Dr. Jody Johnson, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, presented the Susan Slattery Memorial Lecture on Pollinators:  Here Today, Save for Tomorrow.  Dr. Johnson discussed the chemistry and biology involved in pollination and what students can do to help ensure the future of pollination here in Maryland.  Her presentation was very interesting, lively, and well-enjoyed by a large crowd of students, faculty and staff.  

Chemistry faculty members were happy to participate in and provide workshops for this year’s Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) event.  Dr. Tracey Mason had a lot of fun teaching the girls about the chemistry of film photography. The students produced a light reactive chemical that was used to produce a negative image of their photograph. Light was shown on the image to expose their pictures. The girls were able to take home the photographs that they had exposed!  Dr. Michelle Ivey and Dr. Sara Narayan helped the girls learn about the chemistry of glow sticks. The students mixed two solutions together to produce an illuminated substance of a pretty purple and blue light. The girls took home their glowing necklaces.  The faculty enjoyed sharing their love of chemistry with the middle school girls.

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