Changing the Perception of Chemistry through Community Outreach: Inspiring Future Scientists

Date
2014-03
Authors
McKim, Mikeal
Buxton, Alexander
Feyen, Jessica
Sandoval, Esmeralda
Ibarra, Carely
Sotelo, Chris
Gajewski, Monica
Moreno, Jessica
Slavens, Kerri
Mirsaleh-Kohan, Nasrin
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract

The Kappa Epsilon Mu (KEM) Club at Texas Woman's University (TWU) plays an integral part of our Denton campus and local community. As a student organization representing TWU, our goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists by presenting the fascinating aspects of chemistry through exciting visual demonstrations and other community activities. The TWU KEM club helps sponsor several special events on campus as well as taking our “KEM to U” show on the road to local elementary, middle and high schools. We have also started our “Calculate it Forward” campaign. This campaign allows students, faculty and community members to donate their unused calculators, so KEM club can then provide them to a community organization or school in need. Through our efforts we will continue to educate and inspire future scientists by sharing our knowledge and passion for chemistry with the students and community.

Description
Keywords
American Chemical Society Student Chapter, KEM Club, Texas Woman's University, Texas Woman's University, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Citation