“FAST or SLOW, Chemistry Makes It Go” event was held at the Orlando Science Center on October 23rd. This effort was led by Dr. Denisia Popolan-Vaida (UCF) and volunteers. Volunteers performed demo/hands-on experiments, which were chosen to fit the National Chemistry Week theme. They also discussed the importance of chemistry in our daily life. There are total of 13 demo/hands-on experiments that were performed by the UCF and FIT faculty and students (5 faculty and 17 students). According to the Orlando Science Center, over 300 kids and adults visited our event. Participant demographics included K-12 students, college students, K-12 teachers, parents, and grandparents.
This event demonstrates our ability to establish collaboration with other organizations. We have managed to get ACS Student Chapter at UCF, Orlando Science Center, University of Central Florida (faculty and students), Florida Institute of Technology (faculty and students) involved in the Section.