Chicago ACS Chemistry Day, 2007  
Presented jointly with the
Illinois Institute of Technology   

"The Many Faces of Chemistry"

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 9:30 am to 3 pm
at the Illinois Institute of Technology,
McCormick Tribune Campus Center,
3201 South State Street, Chicago

The Public is Invited.    FREE ADMISSION 
CTA Trains — Green Line or Red Line, exit 35th Street
CTA Busses —   #4 - Cottage Grove,   #24 - Wentworth,  #35  -35th Street
Parking — Lots North (A4) and South (D1 & D2) of Student Center on State Street
(lots open for free for ChemDay activities)
Wheelchair accessible

Special activities:  Boy Scout Merit Badge  (registration full),  National Chem Week Activity Patch

Campus Map    Floorplan of MTCC    Flyer for the event    en Español


Contests and Hands-on Fun for Kids of all Ages
9:30 - 2:00

MTCC room 524

Chemistry Demonstrations
10:00 - 2:00
Exhibits from Industry, Academia, and Government Agencies
9:30 - 2:00
Poetry and Poster Making Contests
MTCC room 704
Career Posters on Display
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
HS Chemistry Teachers Workshop
9:30 - 2:00
Wishnick Hall
Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop
9:30 - 2:00
Wishnick Hall

Featured Presentations: 

Time Speaker Affiliation Topic
The Many Faces of Chemistry —  Presentations in McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Auditorium (room 523)
10:00 AM Dr. Barbara Moriarty
and an IIT administrator
10:20 AM Dr. Amber Arzadon Honeywell International  
10:45 AM Dr. James Schoffner Columbia College  
11:10 AM Dr. Brant Cage Illinois Institute of Technology Nano Magnets and MRI
11:35 AM Ms. Jill Millstone Northwestern University  
12:00 Noon Panel Discussion Careers in Chemistry Dr. Barbara Moriarty, Moderator
2:30 PM Mike Heinz, Niles West High School, Coordinator   GRAND FINALE
"Chemistry Idol" — Starring five High School Student Clubs from around the Chicagoland Area

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:

  • Flier with details of activities
  • Map of Campus

High School Teacher Demonstrators, featuring teachers from Fremd HS, Proviso East, Niles West, Naperville, and Lane Tech.

Coordinated by Michael Heinz, Niles West HS

Tentative Exhibitor List

  • ACS Public Affairs/Public Relations
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Flinn Scientific
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois Water Environmental Assn. (IWEA)
  • Iota Sigma Pi
  • Kraft
  • McCrone Research Institute
  • Nalco
  • Project Seed
  • Sigma-Aldrich Corporation
  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • Women Chemists Committee

Sponsored by: The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society,   Phone:   (847) 647-8405,

Updated 10/18/07