ChBE Community Outreach 2018

September 25, 2018

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering strives to make an impact on their community, whether helping to rebuild a nearby park, or sharing the excitement of engineering and science with local elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Students at Stone Academy working on science experiments during Science Fun Day.

 Stone Academy “Science Fun Day”:   Dr. Scott Husson volunteered his time, knowledge, and resources to help plan Stone Academy’s 2018 “Science Fun Day” in Greenville.  Each year, the school spends an entire day doing science activities and experiments. Students rotate between stations that correspond to each grade level’s curriculum standards for the year. Students have fun doing hands-on science while reinforcing concepts from class.

Abernathy Park Rebuild:  Staff members Joy Rodatz, Diana Stamey, and Terri McAllister, along with Dr. Bruce and grad student Bipin Paruchuri, participated in the Abernathy Park Rebuild community service project in Clemson over Spring Break. They worked on teams with other volunteers to replace old boards on the boardwalk along Lake Hartwell.

Dr. David Bruce at the Abernathy Park Rebuild

PEER/WISE 2018 STEM Day and Girl Scout Days:   Through Clemson PEER/WISE 2018 STEM and Girl Scout Days, ChBE Outreach hosted approximately 70 middle school-aged students and 75 Girl Scouts, respectively. Graduate and undergraduate students demonstrated how chemical engineers make and use energy through chemical reaction activities such as electroplating and shooting hydrogen rockets.

Middle school students enjoy conducting their experiments that demonstrated chemical reactions.