NIU Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Where the study of matter...matters!
Join the Club!
The NIU Chemistry Club is a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society and is open to anyone with an interest in Chemistry. The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in chemistry and the chemical professions, to aid understanding of the field of chemistry, and to provide interaction among individuals engaged in the study of chemistry.
The Chem Club sponsors several outreach events each year, including the Chem Demos, a public favorite. The club organizes and presents an evening of chemistry demonstrations at least once a year, always offering a different theme. The Chem Club also sponsors a special glassblowing demonstration and sale featuring the work of our departmental glassblower, a huge fundraiser for the club!
Please see below for upcoming and past Chem Club events.
Spring 2014 Banquet for Awardees, Graduating Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
The annual Chem Club Banquet for Awardees, Graduating Undergraduates, and Graduate Students is fast approaching! This year's banquet will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb (see map below). The evening kicks off at 5:00pm with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6:00. The awards presenation will follow shortly thereafter. Please RSVP in the Main Office (Faraday Hall 319) to let us know how many people to expect. See you there!
Spring 2014 Chem Demo Night
The Chemistry Club's spring demo night was held on Friday, March 28. The Chem Club celebrated St. Patrick's Day in style with golden pennies, color changing bottles, and levitating magnets. More photos will be coming soon!
Fall 2013 Chem Demo Night
The Chemistry Club's Fall Chem Demo night was held on Friday, October 25. This spooktacular edition featured plenty of experiments, ranging from igniting some loose change to creeping columns of carbon rising out of unassuming beakers. More event photos!
Welcome Back Picnic
The Welcome Back picnic for Undergraduates and Graduates was on Friday, September 6th! It was a beautiful day for a picnic!
Meeting Schedule — Spring 2014
Wednesday, January 29
Wednesday, February 19
Wednesday, March 26
Wednesday, April 16
Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 402 (4th Floor Penthouse) at 5:00pm.
Join us for the meeting, pizza, and pop!
Executive Committee Meetings (Officers)
Wednesday, January 22
Tuesday, February 11
Wednesday, March 19 – 5:15pm
Wednesday, April 9 – 5:15pm
Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 320 (Dr. Carnahan's office) at 5:00pm.
Student Advisory Council
Wednesday, February 5
Wednesday, March 5
Wednesday, April 2
Tuesday, February 25 – Spring Chem Demo Meeting - starts at 5:00pm
Friday, March 28 – Fall Chemistry Demo Night - starts at 7:00pm
Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5 – Relay for Life
Thursday, April 24 – Chem Club Banquet - Social Hour to begin at 5:00pm, with Dinner at 6:00, and Awards at 7:00pm
Chemistry Club Officers
Student Advisory Council
Chem Demo Coordinator
Graduate Student Representative
Jon W. Carnahan
Faraday Hall 320