22nd Annual 4th grader’s day Event at Eastman Chemical Company
The Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (NETSACS) announced the 22nd annual “Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders” will be held on Tues., Oct. 23, and Wed., Oct 24 as part of the festivities celebrating National Chemistry Week.
24 schools from Northeast Tennesse and Southwest Virgina were invited to bring nearly 1,500 fourth graders to Eastman’s Toy F. Reid Employee center. There they will be treated to a variety of chemistry demonstrations and scientfic exhibits that illustrate the role of science in everyday life. The activities at the award winning and nationally recognized 4th-Graders Day stress the importance of science while also demonstrating that science is fun. A large group of volunteers with backgrounds in diverse scientific disciplines, including chemists, engineers, professors, biologists, and archeaologists come together to make the event possible.
This year marks the 25th year that the American Chemical Society has sponsored National Chemistry Week, and the 22nd year Eastman has hosted the NETSACS sponsored event. This annual outreach program is designed to increase public awareness of the essential contributions of chemistry. This year, the ACS has partnered with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network to present the theme: “Nanotechnology: The smallest BIG idea in science” to promote education in science of the extremely small scale.
The Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (NETSACS) has a membership of over 300 chemists and engineers from 11 counties in
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the largest scientific organization in the world and has more than 164,000 chemists and chemical engineers from all over the world as members. ACS publishes Chemical and Engineering News for its members and other interested professionals. ACS was founded 130 years ago and chartered by an act of Congress in 1937. To learn more about the American Chemical Society, please visit http://acs.org.
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**Media representatives are invited to join the celebration.
Best times for student interviews and candid photographs are 9:30-11 and noon -1:30 each day
NCW Public Relations
On October 25 and 26, 2011, Eastman Chemical Company and the Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 21s annual award winning “Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders.” Over 27,000 children have participated in this event since its inception in 1991.
For questions or to volunteer, please contact one of the following:
Escorts: Melissa Page (423) 229-6570
Demonstrations (no lab experience required): Terri Carvagno, (423) 229-3296
Public Relations: Liz Blakely , (423) 773-9354
School Correspondence: Shawn Dougherty, (423) 229-5973
Working with Industrial Sponsors: Peter Chapman, (423) 229-6791
Rebekah Salyers, a student from the Northeast State University's Art Department, has been chosen for the winner of 2011 NCW T-Shirt design.