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ChemExpo 2001 at Lake Charles Louisiana - A Celebration of National Cheistry Week

CHEMEXPO 2001 - A Celebration of National Chemistry Week


ChemExpo 2001 was held November 12, 2001 at the Ward Arena of McNeese State University. ChemExpo was jointly sponsored by the local industries, McNeese State University and the Southwest Louisiana Section of the American Chemical Society. The program was targeted at all sixth grade students in Calcasieu Parish. Hands-on demos were provided for approximately 2700 sixth grade students. Demo leaders included industrial employees, McNeese faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The photos below show a training session for one of the demos and then photos from ChemExpo 2001 itself.

Training




Trainer Steve Baxter of Condea Vista (now Sasol) demonstrates the surface tension demo.



Dr. Gerald Ramelow, McNeese faculty member and Southwest Louisiana Section of ACS member tries the demo.



Dr. Ramelow and an undergraduate chemistry major trying out the demo.



An entire group trying out another part of the surface tension demo.


ChemExpo 2001





Carey Hardaway, Sulpphur High School chemistry teacher and Southwest Louisiana Section ACS member with an industrial partner at the surface tension demo.



Carey Hardaway in action at the surface tension demo.



Grizelle Brunet of PPG, Treasurer of the Southwest Louisiana Section of ACS with 2002 Chair-Elect Bob Pertuit at an acid-base demo table.



Graduate student Luis Siso and undergraduate student Shane Nolan at a surface tension demo table.



McNeese faculty member and 2000-2001 Southwest Louisiana Section Secretary, Ron Darbeau at a surface tension demo table.



A group of sixth grade students at a demo table.



Another group of sixth grade students at a surface tension demo table.


Other pictures from ChemExpo 2001 are shown below:














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