Saint Joseph Valley Section helped host two sites for National Chemistry Week.
Local Section members under the Direction of Karen Morris, AP-TIP IN Project Director and Outreach Coordinator University of Notre Dame, helped host several science experiments at the University of Notre Dame before a home football game. They set up shop between the library and the stadium and wowed onlookers and tailgaters before kickoff. Karen estimated that they had several hundred onlookers.
Each year ETHOS, Encouraging Technology & Hands-On Science, has a Science Spooktacular event for local school children and families. The local ACS section helps to sponsor this program both financially and with local section members volunteering to do experiments. This year, under the direction of Patsy Boehler, ETHOS Executive Director and SJV-ACS NCW Coordinator, took-up the "Behind the Scenes" theme of the ACS to wow and amaze the families in the Michiana area. Approximately 1500 people attended over the 2 day event.