On Friday, Oct. 23, find a mole, answer the chemistry question, and win a prize!
If you spot a mole around campus this Friday, Oct. 23, there’s no need to call pest control. The fuzzy goggle-wearing rodents will be hidden throughout the University in recognition of National Mole Day, and as part of a larger celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW).
NCW, Oct. 18-24, is a community-based annual event that unites American Chemical Society (ACS) sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. This year’s theme is “Chemistry—It’s Elemental!” and University of the Sciences’ student chapter of ACS has planned a host of activities to bring the campus community in on the fun.
From 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, eat, mix, and mingle with fellow students at a chemistry social hour in Rosenberger Hall 101, complete with elemental bingo for prizes. On Friday, Oct. 23, known as National Mole Day in commemoration of Avogadro’s renounced number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry, more than 200 furry moles will be hidden all over campus with chemistry questions attached. Find a mole, answer the chemistry question, and win a prize!
Also on Friday, buy an edible piece of the periodic table made out of brownies. The brownies will be on sale all day in the McNeil Science and Technology Center and the ACS traveling mole mascot will be visiting campus and selling raffle tickets for a host of prizes and goodies.
It’s simply elemental to join in the fun and help ACS celebrate National Chemistry Week!