Dear Science Educator,
You and your students are invited to Career Day sponsored by the St Louis Section–American Chemical Society to be held at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) Friday, November 9th, 2018 from 9 am to 12 noon.
The aim is to introduce your students to careers involving chemistry and biochemistry and have them witness activities in those areas. It includes tours of research laboratories and major instrument facilities, and chemistry demonstrations by the UM–St. Louis Chemistry Club. Brief talks on Just What is Chemistry and What Careers Use Chemistry are followed by the tours.
Chemistry and biochemistry are very much “central sciences,” and tie into other careers such as ones in healthcare. Research in biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry are featured in the tour and major instruments to be shown and demonstrated are to include x-ray diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, high-performance chromatography, mass spectrometry and electron microscopy.
Lunch (pizza, etc.) starting at about 11:30 am will conclude the event.
If you would like to bring a contingent of your students to participate in this event, please respond by Friday, November 2, 2018, to Leah Trimble (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 314.516.5311). Let us know how many students are coming so we can make arrangements for tours and food. Please include an e-mail address in your response. The day involves lots of coordinated activities, so please plan to be punctual.
Free parking will be available. Additional information will be emailed to teachers who respond. Please feel free to contact one of the coordinators (below) if you need clarification of any details.