January Chem Club Meeting

chemclub_websocialmediaHi from the DePaul Chemistry Club!

We are reviving Chem Club and looking for members! As a club, our mission is to bring awareness of and a greater appreciation for the wonders of chemistry. We also hope to encourage and support those who wish to broaden their knowledge of chemistry.

All DePaul students interested in chemistry are open to join our organization, not only chem majors or minors! If you like chemistry, think it’s cool, or want to learn more, please check us out.

Our first meeting is planned for Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 in McGowan South, 104. If you’d like to join us or have questions, please email us at dpuchemclub@gmail.com.

We hope to see you the 24th!

-Chem Club


Cross McGowan Classic: CHEM vs. BIO


Play in the CHEM vs. BIO softball game on Thursday, May 12 at Cacciatore Stadium. Faculty, staff, and students are all encouraged to play. If you’re not interested in playing, come out and cheer on your team!

The winning team gets bragging rights as the best major in College of Science & Health.

#TEAMBIO wears blue | #TeamCHEM wears white



Chem Club

The first general body meeting of the chem club last Thursday was a success. Students got together, discussed ideas for club activities, and nominated each other for leadership positions. Voting will occur at next month’s meeting. If you missed the meeting but want to be involved, email Jay Bhanot at bhanot.jay@gmail.com. He will send out info on the next meeting via email.

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Chem Club General Body Meeting Thursday 4/28

DePaul’s Chem Club’s General Body Meeting will occur on Thursday 4/28 from 1-2 pm, tentatively assigned to McGowan South, room 105. Chem club is a student organization based on a common interest in all things related to chemistry. All students interested in chemistry are welcome to attend and participate, you don’t need to be a chemistry major!

During the meeting, there will be elections to select the leadership for Chem Club  as well as planning various events such as fundraising, outreach, and research opportunities.

This meeting is a great opportunity to meet fellow students and help plan fun events related to chemistry!

For more information, contact Jay Bhanot (bhanot.jay@gmail.com). If you can’t come to the meeting, but want to be involved, email Jay to get on the mailing list for the next meeting/event.

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Throwback Thursday – The Catalyst’s Evolution

Hello Chemistry Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Friends,

We are enjoying our new format for The Catalyst and wanted to show you how the catalyst has evolved. Nicole Hack, the Chemistry Department Assistant, scanned in a copy of The Catalyst from 1978! Take a look. We are always thinking about how things can be adapted and improved, so let us know what you want to see in our new blog format and we will see what we can do!

-The Chemistry Department


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More on the Student Volunteer Trip to the Illinois State Fair

One of our students who volunteered at the state fair wanted to give a little more information about what they did. Check out her report and photos below!

DePaul Chem Club volunteers with ACS at Illinois State Fair

By Casey Murphy (DePaul MS student, BS ‘15)

On August 22, a group of DePaul chemistry students volunteered with the Illinois division of the American Chemical Society at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

There were two parts to our volunteering. First, we performed chemical “magic tricks” for a large group of children and adults followed by explanations of the physical or chemical concepts behind them like surface tension, kinetic and potential energy, and vacuum. In the photo, Nick Tassone (BS ‘17) explains how the classic “tornado in a bottle” is a vortex that allows the air and water to pass through the bottlenecks at the same time. If the vortex is not created, the water and air have to take turns passing to the other side.

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Nick explaining how a vortex works.

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Blue Demons volunteer with ACS at Illinois State Fair

DePaul Chemistry American Chemical Society State Fair

This summer, DePaul Chemistry students volunteered at the Illinois State Fair where they facilitated scientific demonstrations for Fair guests at the American Chemistry Society Tent. These demonstrations allowed children the opportunity to seek interest in Chemistry while simultaneously building knowledge of science and the world around them.

Via: Nicholas Tassone (DePaul BS Student, BS ’17)

Check out more photos from the event here and here.