UNC Charlotte -- Education Mall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
An Expo of science and technology featuring dozens of hands-on activities and interactive displays developed by UNC Charlotte faculty and students. Expect the wacky, the wild, the informative, the spectacular and the fascinating sides of contemporary science and technology. Plan on taking the day to explore! Ample free parking is nearby and food will be available for purchase.
In support of alumna Jessica Bongiovanni, who three months ago learned that she has a rare form of bone cancer, the Association of Chemistry Graduate Students is hosting a pie-throwing fundraiser – the “Pie Your Chemistry Professor or Lab TA” event – in the West Quad area on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM.
Bongiovanni, who is 25, has osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer which affects about 400 people a year across the United States. She learned of her cancer just ten weeks before her wedding, which has been postponed. She has been undergoing intense chemotherapy and her right leg has been amputated.
Jessica received her master’s degree in chemistry from UNC Charlotte in summer, 2011 and was one of four recipients of McKernan Research Scholarships from the Carolina Chemical Club in 2011. She continued in a Ph.D. program at Princeton University. Money raised will be placed in a trust fund that was created by her family to help her pay for rising medical bills, her prosthetic leg, a wheelchair ramp and daily living expenses. Her blog has more information.
The West Quad area is near the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Cone University Center and visitors’ parking deck. All pie throws will cost $1, and donations will be accepted. Plastic bags will be available to protect clothing. The event poster is available here.
CHEM 3111 labs begin Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. All other Chemistry labs will begin the week of January 14th.
Please remember you MUST have your lab manual, safety glasses and proper attire to attend Chemistry labs.