be too cold to have an outdoor throwdown. Whatever we did
had to be indoors.
Ultimately, for the winter throwdown, we devised a series of
“Minute to Win It” competitions that would answer such criti-
cal questions as who could balance a cookie on their nose the
longest, or empty a box of tissues the fastest. The activities were
made all the more enjoyable with music and free pizza. Members
from both departments attended, and this time, the chemistry
department was victorious! Although attendance was not as
high as it was for the soccer match, the event was still very suc-
cessful and our record had improved to 1–1.
PHO TO: KEVIN KADOOKA
Angela Hoffman, O.S.B., is professor of chemistry at the University of Portland, OR, and faculty advisor of the ACS student chapter.
Celia Gendron-Herndon is a chemistry major at the
University of Portland and is the 2012–2013 president
of the University of Portland ACS student chapter.
PHOTO: ANGELA HOFFMAN
TOP: The chemistry department cheering section roots for a win against the biology department.
BOTTOM: The fall 2012 chemistry department soccer team poses for a team photo.
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