Posts tagged “#2010

Good Food and Good People: Potluck Dinner ’10

AT 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16th, the SCA hosted its first annual Potluck Dinner. Students and faculty each brought in a dish to share with the other diners. Foods ranged from chocolate cake to lasagna. While the food was quite scrumptious, the event was also a wonderful opportunity for the chemistry faculty and students to bond. It was a great time! Below are photos from the dinner:


Community Fest: A Success!

On Saturday, October 9th, the SCA participated in TCNJ’s annual Community Fest. From 10 to 2 pm, children and adults of all ages mixed hydrogen peroxide with soap, food coloring, and yeast, to create “elephant toothpaste” (Dr. O’Connor’s idea). The children especially had a good time trying out the “mad scientist” role, and a few even stated that they hope to be a chemist one day. Great job, SCA!

For more information on the science behind elephant toothpaste:

National Chemistry Week (Oct 18th-24th)

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS (American Chemical Society) local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. This year’s theme is “Chemistry-it’s Elemental!”

The mission of National Chemistry Week is to reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry to:

  • Make a positive change in the public’s impression of chemistry;
  • Promote a mechanism for effectively mobilizing ACS local sections; and
  • Motivate the ACS membership through local section activities.

The TCNJ SCA chapter will be participating in National Chemistry Week this year by teaching students at local schools about chemistry. If you’re interested in volunteering, see Dr. Chan or send us an email at

For more information on National Chemistry Week or ACS, visit


Awesome video, right? The SCA will be manning a table at Community Fest (October 9th) from 10 AM to 2 PM.  We need a minimum of 5 people to sign up to help with the experiment (elephant toothpaste, watch above video).  We also need 16 oz plastic bottles.  If you have any, you can drop them off in the chemistry office on the first floor.  If you are interested in helping out on that Saturday, email us at

From the Pizza Party!

Chemistry clubbers enjoy the delicious pizza given out at the SCA meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

We need volunteers for the Community Festival on October 9th from 10 am to 2 pm. We’ll be making Elephant toothpaste!

Also, our goggles have been shipped and we’re well-stocked with our famous “I’m on a boat” shirts. We’ll also be purchasing lab coats, which we hope to decorate. If you’re interested in purchasing any (or all!) of the previously-mentioned items, please email us at

The career fair is THIS FRIDAY! We recommend that you attend and get some ideas as to what you hope to do in the future (grad school, industry, etc).

Pizza Social: Wednesday, September 22nd

There’s more to SCA than just straight up chemistry and problem-solving. We like to socialize and eat, too. Next Wednesday, on September 22nd at 12:30, SCA will be hosting a pizza social in the physics/chemistry bridge. Invite all of your friends for a good time!

Activities Fair!


On September 8, 2010, The College of New Jersey hosted its semi-annual activities fair. SCA was there, promoting the club and signing up prospective members. Manny, Marisa, and Todd (pictured above) smile for the camera while manning the SCA table.