2012 Community Outreach Archive

National Chemistry Week 2012
Theme: Nanotechnology – the smallest BIG idea in Science!

Events Planned:

Science Society of California State University Dominguez Hills
an Interactive Presentation by
Dr. Jia Ming Chen
on Nanotechnology – the smallest BIG idea in Science!
Wednesday, October 24th starting at 12:00 pm
Loker Student Union 326-327

Refreshments provided
For more information, contact Janelle at science_society@csudh.edu


National Chemistry Week Activities at the California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
October 21-27, 2012

Celebrate Chemistry and the huge impact it has on the tiniest materials!
Special activities include:

  • Nanotechnology in our Products: Discover the invisible ingredients in your sun protection!
  • Nanotechnology in Materials: Uncover the mysterious properties that nanotechnology can unlock in common materials that have potential for amazing advances!
  • Radical Reactions and Nanotechnology Science Spectacular! Explore chemical reactions and Nanoscience through a variety of amazing demonstrations.
  • Make your own Glow-in-the-dark Slime!
  • Talk with a chemist to learn ways to make your own connections to chemistry and do hands-on experiments.
  • For guests ages 7 and under, learn what nanotechnology is in our Creative World Discovery Room with I Spy Nano!

Please check our daily schedule of offerings at the Information Desk for times and locations or check the website, www.californiasciencecenter.org.


NCW Activities at East Los Angeles College

Monday, 10/22 in front of Bldg. E7, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Zumobot Demonstration
by Computer Science & Engineering club

Tuesday, 10/23, Bldg. E7 313, 12:00-2:00 pm
Movie Screening

Wednesday, 10/24, Bldg. E7 106, 4:00-5:00 pm
Chemistry Speaker Series
Jay Brewster, Ph.D.
Pepperdine University
“Cellular Stress Signaling and Adaptation”

Thursday, 10/25, Bldg. G1 301F, 11:00-12:00 pm
Nanomaterial and the Quantum World Around Us

Friday, 10/26, Meet in front of ELAC Letters, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
UCSB Field Trip
Arranged by MESA


Save the Date! Saturday, June 2nd—Chemistry Merit Badge Activity. SCALACS Younger Chemists Committee will have a booth at the Boy Scout Expo at Santa Anita Park Infield. We need volunteers to work with the Scouts on the Chemistry Merit Badge. The show is from 10 am to 3 pm. Contact Gerald Delker at delker-at-earthlink-dot-net, or (626) 622-7776 or Derek Marin at Derek-dot-Marin-at-DunnEdwards-dot-com.


Late April 2012 – Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Activities at the California Science Center. Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2012 Environment Activities at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037, website: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org. Join volunteers at the California Science Center for CCED activities. Dates and Times for this event will be listed on the SCALACS website. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer please contact Henry Abrash at: abrash8-at-aol-dot-com.


The Expanding Your Horizons Conference for middle school girls will take place on March 17, 2012 from 8:45 am to 2:45 pm at Mount St. Mary’s College Doheny Campus, Los Angeles. Expanding Your Horizons is a career day supported by SCALACS and organized by MATH/SCIENCE INTERCHANGE to inform young women about careers in math- and science-related fields. The conference is intended for girls in grades 5-8. There are hands-on workshops for girls as well as parents, teachers and counselors. For more information, please go to www.expandingyourhorizonsla.org. Since this is a conference for girls, women volunteers to help out for the day are very welcome. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dr. Eleanor Siebert at esiebert-at-msmc-dot-la-dot-edu.