Chemistry Day has been cancelled
About Chemistry Day
Chemistry Day is hosted by the University of Nebraska Department of Chemistry and is a FREE day filled with science demos, chemistry lab tours, hands-on science experiments, and a light breakfast and lunch for all participants! Students, parents, and teachers will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Department of Chemistry's undergraduate program, careers in chemistry, and scholarship opportunities!
This event is intended for junior and senior high school age students and parents/teachers.
Chemistry Day aims to:
- Introduce students to the Nebraska Chemistry's undergraduate programs including clubs, award winning instructors, and scholarship information
- Increase the number of Nebraska BA and BS Chemistry majors
- Get students thinking about the relationship between their chemistry degree and their future career
- Introduce opportunities available, specifically graduate and professional schools
Chemistry Day Schedule
We will be announcing the schedule soon!
|8:00-8:30am||REGISTRATION, ROOM 227
Let us know you’re here, pick up your personalized schedule, a chemical crossword puzzle, and seniors will drop off their transcripts. There will be coffee, juice, and snacks.
|8:30-9:15am||WELCOME, DEMONSTRATIONS, & PROGRAM OVERVIEW, ROOM 110
|9:15-10:15am||TOURS OF RESEARCH LABS
Everyone will visit three professors’ labs for a 15-minute presentation about the research taking place in the lab. Guides will lead tours starting in the foyer.
|10:15-11:45am||MORNING ROTATIONS: ELEMENTS AND THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
|11:45-1:15 pm||STUDENT LUNCH HOUR ROTATIONS
|11:45-1:15||PARENTS & TEACHERS ROUND TABLE, ROOM 130
Bring your pizza to Room 130 where you'll learn what it takes for students to succeed as a College Chemistry major or graduate student.
|1:15-1:45 pm||QUIZ BOWL, ROOM 110
Compete for prizes while impressing strangers! Organized by Dr. Stephen Morin.
|1:45-2:00 pm||WRAP-UP, ROOM 110
Find out who won the Chemistry Department Scholarships and other prizes at this session. There will also be an opportunity to answer any remaining questions.
Chemistry Day Scholarships
High School Seniors can register to win scholarships ranging from $500 – $1,500.*
To be eligible students must:
- Have an overall GPA of B+ or better
- Have completed a high school chemistry course
To apply for a Chemistry Day Scholarship, hand in a copy of your high school transcripts and a brief letter of recommendation (no more than 500 words) from a teacher, principal or other party familiar with your chemistry abilities at the Chemistry Day registration desk. Winners will be announced at the end of the day!Learn more
*Students who win are required to enroll at the University of Nebraska as a Chemistry Major if they wish to receive their scholarship.
Nominate an Outstanding Nebraska High School Teacher for Recognition at Chemistry Day
The Nebraska Chemistry Department would like to recognize an Outstanding Nebraska High School Chemistry Teacher in conjunction with its 2018 Chemistry Day Program (October 27, 2018).
Nominees will be provided with the application materials for the Nebraska Chemistry Department's 2018 Outstanding Nebraska High School Chemistry Teacher Award. Completed applications will be due shortly after the start of 2018-19 school year. The names of nominators will be kept confidential.