The 30th National Chemistry Week presented by the Hawaii Local Section of the American Chemical Society is being co-ordinated by Dr. Katelynn Perrault (Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences/Chemistry at Chaminade University). An interactive science day at Kahala Mall is being organized and will promote chemistry awareness in our local community.
The annual National Chemistry Week event will be on October 28th, 2017 from 9am to 3pm at Kahala Mall.
Chaminade University Forensic Sciences Club and Chaminade University Chemistry Club will both be participating to promote this year’s theme “Chemistry Rocks” with a focus on geochemistry.
IAS and Chaminade’s School of Nursing participated in the 24th annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day at the Capitol.
The School of Nursing offered free blood pressure monitoring and information.
The Ho’oulu Scholars helped kids and families see the amount sugar they consume in sweetened drinks. Kids read the nutrition facts label on the drink container to learn how much sugar the drink contained. Then they weighed the amount of sugar into a cup so they could see how much sugar they would consume. It was an eye opening experience for kids and parents.
Chaminade University’s IAS is an inaugural member of the Mobile Lab Coalition, a nonprofit organization of mobile and other laboratory-based education programs built on scientist and educator collaborations, and contributed program data for the article.
Jones AL, Stapleton MK (2017) 1.2 million kids and counting—Mobile science laboratories drive student interest in STEM. PLoS Biol 15(5): e2001692.
On Sunday, October 1st, I Am a Scientist and the Chaminade University of Honolulu School of Nursing will be participating in the Children and Youth Day (link) providing hands-on activities for the keiki.
Chaminade University of Honolulu’s I am a Scientist Mobile STEM Outreach Program is one of three local non-profit organizations selected by the Gift Foundation of Hawaii to receive proceeds from an exclusive annual charity event. This year’s event theme is “Miami Vices & Vixens,” to be held on Saturday, October 21st at The Modern Honolulu.
In addition to IAS STEM, the benefit is for two other wonderful and impactful organizations serving Hawaii’s keiki
“I am a Scientist” participated in the Hawaii DOE, Honolulu District STEM Exposition. Where an estimated 6,000 Elementary and Middle School students participated over 5 days at Kaimuki High School.
CUH alumni Caitlyn Tobita, Ho`oulu Scholar Hulali Kinilau, and CUH Professor Dr. Chrystie Naeole, helped students conduct experiments to understand the properties of density and why its easier to float in the ocean than in freshwater. Students also used micro pipettors to learn the density of different liquids.
Freshman Lina Tiaseu and Dr. Edna Monroe, Professor and Chief Nurse Administrator of the School of Nursing brought tools of their profession for students to use and learn about health and science.
Students were eager to use the stethoscopes, pulse oximeters and blood pressure cuffs to learn about their health and wellness.
WORKSHOP 2017_14 Hawai‘i’s Anchialine Pools and the Opae‘ula
Lori Shimoda, Environmental Studies, Chaminade University
» Hawai‘i’s anchialine pools are unique fragile environments. Make an Opae‘ula micro-habitat to learn the complexities of a sustainable ecosystem.
As we start the new school year, it is a great time to start thinking about National Chemistry Week. It will be held this year from October 22-28th, 2017.
We will be holding an illustrated poem contest again this year for K-12 students. The theme this year is “Chemistry Rocks!” (emphasis on geology/geochemistry) to celebrate National Chemistry Week’s 30th anniversary. I have attached the information packet
The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017. Local section winners will receive a prize, advance to the national ACS illustrated poem contest, and have their winning poster showcased in display cases at Kahala Mall during NCW.
Feel free to e-mail or call me if you have any questions about the illustrated poem contest or NCW. Please forward this e-mail to any contacts you think may be interested.
We will also be holding our annual National Chemistry Week interactive event on October 28th, 2017 at Kahala Mall. I will pass on further information about this event soon.
Thank you for your continued dedication in promoting an awareness of chemistry in our community.
Katelynn A. Perrault, Ph.D. katelynn.perrault (at) chaminade.edu ACS Hawaii Local Section – NCW Coordinator Assistant Professor of Forensic Sciences and Chemistry
Forensic Sciences Unit
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
"I Am A Scientist STEM" is a mobile outreach program that shares our labs beyond the Chaminade University campus. Our services are FREE to Hawaii DOE schools. IAS STEM is part of a broader initiative by the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Chaminade University to encourage science awareness and education in Hawaii's public schools.