Outreach Photos

On January 26th, 2008, the Chemistry and Mathamatics Department joined the University of Virginia’s Young Woman Leadership Program ( YWLP) to put on a day of fun activities in the laboratory and class room at the University of Virginia. YWLP is a mentoring program that empowers middle school girls to be leaders by combining the benefits of one-on-one mentoring with group activities.
Graduate students: Alison Dewald, Celine Griot, and Trisha Vickrey helped the girls and their “big sisters” perform experiments. The experiments included flame tests, ink chromatography, and the generation of CO2 to inflate a balloon.

The 8th grade class of Kim Taylor visited on November 13, 2008 for an introduction to a research laboratory. The visit included two chemistry demonstrations (elephant’s toothpaste and molecular clock) and a tour of the laboratory by two graduate students Alison Dewald and Celine Griot, interactive molecular graphics by undergraduate Thien Nguyen and Prof. columbus, and liquid nitrogen ice cream by Iza Bielnicka and Prof. Columbus.