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UR Chemistry volunteers at Horizons!

August 30, 2016

Graduate Students: Lauren VanGelder, Brittney Petel, Paul Rubeo, Antonio Tinoco, and Amanda Spiewak

demoThe Chemistry Department is proud to announce the completion of its fourth year participating in the Horizons Program at U of R!

The Horizons program is a six-week, full-day summer enrichment program on the University of Rochester Campus. The primary focus is to engage K-8 Rochester City School District students in meaningful and authentic learning experiences in a non-traditional school setting. The program allows students in grades K-8 to experience a summer of academic enrichment in all areas of study.

In the Chemistry Department, graduate student volunteers led by Paul Rubeo designed a series of fun chemistry experiments to get the students excited about science. With nine chemistry themed days ranging from “Polymers” and “Colors”, to “CSI-Chemistry”, the students had a blast learning chemistry. It was another fun and successful summer!

Thank you to the graduate student volunteers Paul Rubeo (Nilsson Group), Brittney Petel (Matson Group), Antonio Tinoco (Fasan Group), Amanda Spiewak (Weix Group), and Lauren VanGelder (Matson Group). Special thanks to Ken Simolo for providing lab coats and goggles to the students!

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Graduate students demonstrating polymer chemistry by making fake snow!