Educating Tomorrow's Chemists

Educating Tomorrow’s Chemists (ETC) is a program in which the UIUC chemistry department collaborates with the Urbana Middle School faculty. Graduate student and postdoc volunteers prepare and direct lab demonstrations and experiments.

Approximately 350 students from 13 science classes participate in the experiments (which include Properties of Matter and Chemiluminescence) each year. 

Moore group member James Herbison currently serves as the director of the UIUC Outreach Committee, which also organizes Robeson Elementary School Science Night in which about 300 visitors each year visit and perform various experiments. Moore group graduate students Michael Evans and Preston May, shown below, are helping children make slime.