Chicago ACS Chemistry Day, 2006    

"Your Home:  It's All Built on Chemisry "

Saturday, October 28, 2006, 9:30 am to 3 pm
Columbia College
623 S. Wabash, Chicago

The Public is Invited.    FREE ADMISSION   Public Transportation Map
Discount parking at Hunter Parking across the street.  Wheelchair accessible

Special activities:  Boy Scout Merit BadgeNational Chem Week Activity Patch

See our flier and map (preliminary)


Contests and Hands-on Fun for Kids of all Ages 9:30 - 2:00
Chemistry Demonstrations 10:00 - 2:00
Exhibits from Industry, Academia, and Government Agencies All Day
Poetry and Poster Making Contests  

Featured Presentations (tentative):  Times not yet established.

Time Speaker Affiliation Topic
Held in the Hokin Theater, 1st floor, 623 S. Wabash --
9:30 AM Dr. Laura Schreiner Stepan Company The Science of Building with Urethanes
10:30 AM Dr. Bruce Solka Unilever Company The Chemistry Behind the Products You Buy
11:30 AM Dr. Irene Cesa Flinn Scientific Exciting Chemical Demonstrations- Chemistry in the Home
12:30 PM Mary Kirchhoff American Chemical Society Green Chemistry in the Home
2:00 PM Stairway to the Stars Dance Ensemble-
Mrs. Heidi Renteria
Columbia College "CFC's - A Dance"
Held in Ferguson Theater, 1st floor, 600 S. Michigan --
2:30 PM Mike Heinz & students   GRAND FINALE
Is it Chemistry or Magic?
3:30 PM See the city on your own:  Art Institute, Millenium Park, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, etc.

Activities will include: Lectures, Demos, Contests, Prizes, and our world-famous Chemical Magic Show
The program includes:   Glass Blowing Demonstrations

      Earn a National Chemistry Week Activity Patch      Scouts:   Earn a Merit Badge 

Additional resources:

High School Teacher Demonstrators:

Coordinated by

Tentative Exhibitor List

  • BP
  • Cargill
  • Columbia College
  • IChE
  • Iota Sigma Pi
  • Nalco
  • Poison Control Center
  • Professional Relations Committee
  • Public Affairs Committee
  • Scouts
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • Women Chemists

Sponsored by: The Chicago Section of the ACS,   Phone:   (847) 647-8405,
        and Columbia College (contact Keith Kostecka, (312) 344-7182,

Updated 10/19/06