Upcoming Events
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March 2024

Reading-Berks Science Engineering Fair
Judging Information
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Albright College, Bollman Gymnasium
 Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being
N. 13th St. and Richmond St. Reading, PA
Judging from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm with breakfast/lunch
Lehigh Valley Science & Engineering Research Fair
Judging Information
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Lehigh University, Goodman Campus
Rauch Field House,123 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

General Questions about judging at Science Fairs? Ask us Here

Section Meeting
Wednesday, March 27th, 5–8:30pm
Muhlenberg College

"Crossing Roads: Risk and Opportunities"
Speaker: Dorothy Phillips, PhD, 2024 ACS President-elect

 5-6 pm - social hour/6-7 pm - dinner/7-8 pm - talk and Q&A 
All events in Moyer Miller Forum (#8 on Campus Map)
Street parking on N. 26th Street and Chew Street and
in the staff lot near building #5 on the map and
the lot near building #44.
Social Hour/Dinner: $30/$15 students & retirees


REGISTER by March 20th

hosted by: Muhlenberg College WiSTEM
and chemistry and biochemistry clubs

POST Flyer everywhere!

CONTACT: Sherri Young, sherriyoung@muhlenberg.edu


April 2024
Section Meeting / Undergraduate Poster Session
Thursday, April 18th, 4:30-9:00pm
DeSales University, University Center

Event Details and Registration HERE
Please post flyer!

Speaker: Luke Roberson, NASA

CONTACT: Sara Hayik, Sara.Hayik@desales.edu
The section holds regular meetings about 8 times per academic year, September-November and January-May. There are also special events scheduled throughout the year such as celebrations around National Chemistry Week (incorporating Mole Day, October 23) and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (incorporating Earth Day, April 22). Recurring meeting themes include: student poster session, careers night, industry tours, high school teachers night and awards night. LVACS participates in many local Science Fairs throughout the year. Family events typically take in local sports (LV Iron Pigs AAA baseball; LV Phantoms hockey) or sample local food/beverage emporia. Keep watching this page for timely announcements of our next events! 

A lecture by Lauren Zarzar of Penn State University entitled “Color from Colorless Materials.” Lauren is an assistant professor of chemistry and an affiliate of the Materials Research Institute. The Zarzar Lab studies stimuli-responsive materials, the behavior of active matter, and laser fabrication methods to synthesize and pattern both inorganic and organic materials. https://www.zarzarlab.com/. In this lecture, Lauren explained why interference (structural) color can arise from even microscale structures (~ 100 microns) by Total Internal Reflection, such as when water droplets of different sizes form by condensation on a clean, low energy surface.

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