High School Education Committee

    The High School Education Committe has two primary functions: coordinating the Chicago ACS Scholarships and Exams, and the regional round of the annual Chemistry Olympiad.

    High School Education Committee

    The high school education committee administers the annual scholarship examination sponsored by the Section and encourages and arranges liaisons between different components of local educational systems concerned with the teaching of chemistry and allied subjects by means of conferences, meetings, workshops, plant tours and speakers.  More info.

    High School Education Committee Chair
    Russell Kohnken
    e-mail: russkohnken@yahoo.com

    Chemistry demonstrator extraordinaire Lee Marek was our guest at our December 2015 meeting and holiday party, and he got brave members of the audience to participate in a few fun demonstraitons:

    1) Sparky arcing:

    Lee Marek shows sparky arcing at the Chicago ACS Holiday Party 2015 from ACS Chicago Section on Vimeo.

    2) The big bang:

    Lee Marek makes a big bang at the Chicago ACS Holiday Party 2015 from ACS Chicago Section on Vimeo

    3) Disappearing ink:

    Lee Marek explains the disappearing ink demo at the Chicago ACS Holiday Party 2015 from ACS Chicago Section on Vimeo.