Chemistry Day at the Mall: Molecular MANIA!!

“On Saturday October 23rd, the Center for Catalysis hosted the 5th annual Halloween Molecular Mania at the Oaks Mall. A group of graduate and undergraduate students led by Prof. Adam Veige conducted experiments for mall patrons from 10am to 2pm in the Dillards court area. The experiments were designed to teach students about fundamental aspects of chemistry such as vapor pressure, polymerization, crystallization, and the different states of matter. Over 600 children, teachers, and parents participated in the event. Students Michelle Jurcak and Andrew Powers organized the event, which was supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACS-Florida Section, the Chemistry Department, and the UF Center for Catalysis.”