Huron Valley Section


Volunteers Needed for the Ypsi LIbrary Lab Fest!

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Library Lab- STEM Fest

The Huron Valley section of the American Chemical Society and Cayman Chemical is sponsoring Library Lab - STEM fest at the Ypsilanti Whittaker library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti) on Saturday April 27th from 2-4 PM ( ).

Volunteers are needed to organize and/or help run hands-on science demonstrations for children (ages 6-16) for the following demos:

Dress like a scientist

Take home a Silver mirror


DNA from strawberries

Take home a Lava Lamp

Cornstarch/water A non-Newtonian fluid

Yeast balloons

Take home some Slime

Oscillating clock

Can crushing

Take home a chromatography flower

Make glue from milk

Dry Ice and liquid nitrogen experiments

Elephant toothpaste

We will have tables for a few more demos so please offer any other ideas you would like to organize and/or work on.

Please contact Paul Dobrowolski ( or Kourtney Goode ( to volunteer or offer your idea for a hands-on demo by March 29th. Let us know which demo you would like to work on too.

Cisplatin Celebration & Cancer Research Symposium

Posted on July 28, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Cisplatin Celebration & Cancer Research Symposium

Please join us on August 3-4 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of cisplatin and showcase key cancer research from the discovery of cisplatin/carboplatin to the present.

The two-day event will include a reception and cancer research poster presentation on Friday evening, followed by an all-day symposium on Saturday that features a veritable “Who’s Who” of scientists and experts in the cisplatin/carboplatin field. There will also be presentations from nationally renowned MSU faculty members who will share some of the latest cancer research advances in precision nanomedicine, medicinal chemistry and the metabolic regulation of this complex disease. It’s an event that you won’t want to miss!

To register, visit the following website -

Volunteers needed at Trick or Treat on the River - Gallup Livery!

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The EMU Chemistry Club is looking for 2 to 3 volunteers to help out at the Trick-O-Treat On The River at Gallup Canoe Livery on Sunday, October 16th (Gallup Canoe Livery is located at 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor).

We’ll be dressing up as non-gory mad scientists and making slime to give out. We encourage dressing up in costumes.

We are planning to set up in the Arts and Crafts Area at the Gallup Canoe Livery.

The event runs from Noon until 5pm. Volunteers can plan to help for an hour or however long they can.

If you are interested, please contact Justin Powers at:


Sam Kean to Speak at U of M Rackham Amphitheatre

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Best Selling Author Sam Kean is back to discuss three of this books, The Dueling Neurosurgeons, The Violinist's Thumb and The Disappearing Spoon. Please join the community in supporting Sam Kean! All high school students and teachers are especially welcome for an afternoon of writing and science.

“Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Mental Floss, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on “Radiolab” and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” among other shows. His books The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb were national bestsellers, and both were named an Amazon “Top 5” science books of the year. The Disappearing Spoon was nominated by the Royal Society for one of the top science books of 2010, while both The Violinist’s Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN’s literary science writing award.”


Huron Valley ACS Science Cafe

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join us for a science Cafe presentation by Kimberly Venuk, Forensic Scientist in the Controlled Substances Unit of the Michigan State Police.  Her talk in titled "High Times in Michigan: Exploring the Latest Street Drugs.

The location will be at Sidetrack Bar and Grill, 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI.

A social hour begins at 6 PM (Dutch reat) and Kimberly's talk will begin at 7 PM.  Arrive early to secure your seat!