Chemistry Festival brings out the curious scientist in everyone

A science learning event for children of all ages that lets them engage in hands-on experiments

March 26, 2015 – The second annual Chemistry Festival at the U is an event for children of all ages – and grown ups – to engage in hands-on experiments, including CSI-style forensic investigations, extraction of DNA, rocket building and more.

It takes place Saturday, March 28, from 1-3 p.m. in the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building, 259 S. 1400 East, at the University of Utah.

The student chapter of the American Chemical Society at the U, which organizes and runs the event, aims to engage young people with chemistry in a fun and exciting way that’s also relevant to everyday life. Goals include encouraging kids to study and pursue careers in science, math or engineering. Members of the university student group travel to elementary and middle schools around the Salt Lake Valley and hosts outreach events like the Chemistry Festival to demonstrate the chemistry behind various science experiments and hands-on activities.

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