CBU hosts community event for National Chemistry Week
Riverside, Calf. (Oct 29, 2019) – The Front Lawn at California Baptist University was full of excitement as hundreds of students bounced from one chemistry exhibit to the next on Oct. 26. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the free event hosted in honor of National Chemistry Week.
Students had the opportunity to interact with various exhibits, observe chemistry demonstrations and visit an organic chemistry lab. Several CBU student clubs involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs hosted the event along with the San Gorgonio Section of American Chemical Society.
Dr. Jenifer Nalbandian, assistant professor of chemistry at CBU, said the event showed how fun chemistry and science could be.
“We hope to inspire those that came out to pursue a career in STEM and grow a love for science,” Nalbandian said.
Nalbandian said the event also allowed CBU students to serve their community.
“This is a service opportunity, a way for them to use the gifts that God has given them in order to serve their community,” Nalbandian said.
Svetlana Nunez, a biochemistry and molecular biology junior at CBU, said she enjoyed the opportunity to teach chemistry to young children.
“By the children having this experience with science they are able to be introduced to chemistry and you don’t know where that may take them in the future,” Nunez said.