Chemistry Day Helps Students Explore Science Interests

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 13th annual Chemistry Day is Saturday. More than 120 Nebraska high school juniors, seniors and parents and teachers are expected to attend.

The free event is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and features a variety of hands-on activities, guided tours of research labs, a look at exciting career opportunities in the field of chemistry and a chance to win scholarships to study chemistry at UNL.

This year’s theme, “Energy, Now and Forever,” will be highlighted in lab demonstrations and with activities including a scavenger hunt, Chemistry Quizbowl, panel discussion featuring current UNL chemistry undergraduates and roundtable for parents and teachers.

Alumni will be on hand to talk about how a degree in chemistry helped launch their careers. A light breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided for participants.

High school seniors in attendance can register to win one of five scholarships. The department plans to award more than $4,000 in 2014-15 academic year UNL scholarships to prospective chemistry majors. Interested students must plan to declare chemistry as their major at UNL. To be considered, students must have completed a high school chemistry course, have an overall GPA of B-plus or higher and bring a copy of their high school transcript.

All events take place inside Hamilton Hall. For complete event details, including information about the scholarships, visit or call 402-472-3514.

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