Upcoming Events 10/13

October 20 through 26 is National Chemistry Week and the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) plans to celebrate with a week of exciting activities.  Everyone is invited.

Foaming Pumpkin demo from last year's Chemistry Week events.

Foaming Pumpkin demo from last year’s Chemistry Week events.

Monday, October 21:  Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration in the lobby of Assisi Hall @ 11:55 am and 12:55 pm;

Tuesday, October 22:  Diet Coke and Mentos in front of Cooper-Wilson @ 12:30 pm

Wednesday, October 23: The Gummi Bear Experiment in AH 204 @ noon

Wednesday Evening, October 23:  Mole Day Dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse at 6:02 pm

Friday, October 25:  Foaming Pumpkins in the Cooper-Wilson lobby @ 11:55 am.

Biology Majors meeting

Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger with officers of Beta Beta Beta at the Biology Majors’ meeting on September 3, 2013.

On Thursday, October 24, Beta Beta Beta, the Biology honor society and student group, will be inviting health professionals for their annual Mock Interviews. They will provide dinner, and then the pros will meet with our students one by one. The pros will include a number of alums.

On Saturday, October 26, Beta Beta Beta plans to do a behind the scenes tour of the Memphis Zoo.

Pumpkin carved last year at the Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin carved last year at the Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving Contest.

On Monday, October 28, the MAA (student Math group) will be sponsoring their annual Dress Like a Mathematician Halloween Party and Pumpkin Carving at 3 p.m. in CW 324.   Pumpkins will be provided for teams to create their masterpieces.

Friday, November 15, is the date of Beta Beta Beta’s annual Bowling for Uganda event to support Hope North. Alums are more than welcome and should contact Dr. Mary Ogilvie (at mogilvie@cbu.edu). There will be trophies as always.

STUDY ABROAD in ROME: Chemistry Trip • May 19 – 27, 2014
Students taking the Chemistry of Cooking course will begin the adventure in Rome for three days. They will visit Trastevere, view the Pantheon, walk the Piazza Navona,
and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. They will celebrate a Papal audience with Pope
Francis, see the wonders of the Vatican, and experience the masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel. A day trip to the charming little towns of Assisi and Foligno will provide
a respite from the bustling crowds in Rome. Students will then continue their journey to
Bologna where they will tour the historic city, experience cooking lessons, and sample fine authentic Italian cuisine.  CHEM105: Chemistry of Cooking
GER Pending • Honors and non-honors sections will be available.
This course takes an in-depth and hands-on approach to the chemical nature and transformations that occur during classic and modern cooking techniques.
A study of basic chemical principles, the scientific method, experimental design, and method optimization will be employed to understand the effects of cooking processes
on food. This course concludes with a study abroad trip (required) to Italy taking place
immediately after spring commencement. This trip of culinary adventures will include
cooking instruction and tours.  Requires permission of Honors Program director to
enroll in honors sections. Questions about the courses offered should be directed to Dr. Anthony Trimboli, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, at atrimbol@cbu.edu .  Cost for Rome Trip CHEM class is $2,215.00 plus airfare.  Partial scholarships are available to qualified students.
Application and deposit required to hold your spot.