HS Chemistry Visit

Feb 1, 2024 2:17 PM



The Chemistry and Physics Department was excited to have nearly 275 local high school chemistry students and teachers from Allegany, Fort Hill, Mountain Ridge, and the Career Center visit FSU in January.  During the event the high school students were introduced to Chemistry and Physics faculty, staff, and current FSU students.  The day was packed with four hands on activities lead by Chemistry and Physics members that included an organic synthesis of smelly esters, investigative acid and base chemistry lab, the creation of their own hand lotion and science behind it, and an exploration of physics lab.  In addition, the students were able to engage in a question and answer session with a brief chemistry demonstration with current FSU students.  The Chemistry and Physics Department would like to express our gratitude to the Allegany County Public School system along with the high school chemistry teachers and their students for participating.

We would like to also extend a huge thank you to the Western Maryland Local Section of the American Chemical Society for generously sponsoring lunch to all attendees.