Halloween Molecular Mania 2009 at the Oaks Mall

“On Saturday October 31st the Center for Catalysis hosted the 4th 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 Belks 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. Students Soumya Sarkar and Michelle Jurcak organized the event and the team’s efforts were highlighted in an article in the Gainesville Sun Newspaper and the Alligator. The event was supported by the National Science Foundation, the ACS-Florida Section, the Chemistry Department and the Center for Catalysis.”