On October 23, Duquesne ACS will be holding its annual Mole Day event to celebrate Avogadro and his famous number - 6.02 x 1023 - otherwise known as one mole. Come join us on the Mellon Hall patio from 11 AM to 3 PM for chemistry-related food and fun! We'll be selling "periodic table" cupcakes, playing human whack-a-mole with some of your favorite chemistry professors, and holding other mole day-related activities.
This year's AutumnFest was a huge success for Duquesne ACS as we helped the university to kick off the new year by serving liquid nitrogen ice cream to students and telling them all about our organization and the Bayer school. Thanks to all of the Duquesne ACS members who helped out with the event as well as everyone who stopped by for some free ice cream! Take a moment to check out all of the pictures from the event below, and be sure to come see us again at AutumnFest in 2015!
A relatively new event for Duquesne ACS, the YCC Chemistry Carnival at Carnegie Mellon University is a great opportunity to showcase chemistry to a younger audience through fun demonstrations that also foster learning. This year, we demonstrated the concept of hydrogen as a fuel source through the use of small, contained hydrogen rockets. By accompanying the demonstrations with short explanations, we were able to educate some very young aspiring scientists about the importance of clean fuel and the chemistry behind it in a fun and interactive way. All of the excitement of this event is detailed in the photos below!