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Public Outreach - National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites American Chemical Society (ACS) local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. The theme for 2012 is “Nanotechnology: The Smallest Big Idea in Science!” October 21–27, 2012.

Chem Fest 2012 in celebration of National Chemistry Week, was held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Aubert Hall, with over 100 students, teachers, and invited guests in attendance.

Invited Speakers on the theme Clean Water for All:

Cary James, Finley Richmond, and James Killarney

316 Aubert 6:45 p.m.


Get Involved with American Chemical Society: visit the webpage: Get Involved Stay Involved, with links to NCW, earthday, and many other resources, as well as the ACS Maine section website.

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Department of Chemistry
156 Aubert Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207)-581-1169 | Fax: (207)-581-1191
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System