Throwdown in the Great Northwest!
BY ANGELA HOFFMAN AND CELIA GENDRON-HERNDON
At the University of Portland (OR), there has been a long-running, though friendly, rivalry between the biology and chemistry departments. In fall 2011, our ACS student chapter officers decided to stir things up a bit by challenging the biology department to a
series of competitions, or as we call them, “throwdowns.”
Our first throwdown between departments was a soccer
match. Interest and excitement for the event began to grow as
we received official approval to use the turf soccer field on cam-
pus and then thereafter, when a faculty member from the phys-
ics department agreed to referee the game.
PHOTO: KEVIN KADOOKA
The chemistry department, in dark shirts, has command of the ball in the soccer throwdown. In the end, the biology department, in light shirts,
triumphed, winning the game 3–1.