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NEWS By Erica K. Jacobsen
Time to Celebrate!
What age do you think is a real milestone? Maybe 16, when you are free
to hit the open road and drive a car on your own. How
about 17 or 18, when you are about to graduate from
high school? Or does your family have a special honor
connected with turning a certain age?
Does turning 10 years old seem like a big deal? It
does to the American Chemical Society’s
ChemClub program! The 2015–2016 school year marks the
program’s 10th anniversary. It began as a pilot program
in 2005 with just 15 clubs. At the end of this past spring,
there were ChemClubs across the globe, including 550
clubs throughout the United States, and 12 clubs in Canada, Chile, China, Honduras, Iran, and Korea.
After 10 years, the purpose of ChemClubs remains
the same—for students to explore the many ways that
chemistry connects to their world, with fun, authentic,
and hands-on opportunities. The 10th anniversary
seemed like a great time to freshen up the look of the
has served the
program well, but
now there is a
new logo. Compare the old and
The ACS CHEMCLUB Web site ( http://www.acs.org/chemclub)
is the place for information:
s Current Club? Visit for celebration plans you don’t want to miss.
s Past Club, but inactive? Join again by filling out an application!
s No Club (yet)? Find tips on starting a Club.
The ChemClub program is kicking off
a year of celebration. What’s in store?
A party, naturally. Clubs who wish to join this virtual party will receive a
“Party in a Box,” including games, giveaways, and more! Also on tap is a
blast from the past, with a video featuring current and former students,
clubs, and advisors. Club members will be creating a periodic table (a slightly
out-of-the-ordinary version, that is) to share. Clubs will also receive a digital col-
lection of resource packets from the past 10 years. This calls for a celebration!
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Bristol High School, Bristol, Pa.
Tanque Verde High School, Tucson, Ariz.
Korea International School, Jeju,
Republic of Korea