Tips, Techniques, and Timing
Strategies for Successful NCW and Mole Day Celebrations
BY ALLISON PROFFITT
Some ACS student chapters look to the third week in October with great anticipation, while others view it with apathy, if not outright dread! National Chemistry Week (NCW) and Mole Day can be the highlight of your chapter’s calendar, or they can be sources of stress
and uncertainty for new officers early in the academic year. For
chapters that excel at these events, the keys are planning, consistency, tradition, and a sense of humor.
The theme of NCW changes every year, and many chapters
host a range of events that include traditional favorites of members and special new events that are theme-related.
Demos in the dark
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in Texas has been
celebrating NCW with a bang (literally) every year since 1991.
The student chapter’s annual event— Demos in the Dark: Things