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Penn State Berks Chemical Society

"Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry."

The Penn State Berks Chemical Society is an ACS chartered organization for undergraduate students. While the majority of our membership are majoring in the biollogical and chemical sciences, we take pride in having members from other disciplines. Our members host, provide and participate in a wide range of service and professional programs, events and activities that enhance the college experience and help the Berks community. We welcome anyone with a love and passion for science and volunteering.



Hooray for Chemistry!

It's time for National Chemistry Week. We will be celebrating "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy!" This year, we're giving teachers an extra "THANK YOU".

Please see below for our National Chemistry Week Events listings.


National Chemistry Week Teacher's Brunch

FREE for Berks-Lehigh area K-12 Educators
Thun Library
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 am - 11:45 pm
with special performance of
"How to Think Like a Scientist"
by the Yocum Institute for Arts Education


National Chemistry Week You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements Workshop

FREE for Berks-Lehigh area K-12 Educators
Thun Library
Saturday, October 18, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


3rd Annual National Chemistry Week Kickoff Celebration

FREE and open to the entire community!
Gaige Building Lobby
Sunday, October 19, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest

Open to all K-12 students in the Berks-Lehigh areas!



2015 Berks County, PA You Be The Chemist® Challenge!

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We will be hosting a YBTC® Essential Elements Workshop for K-8 Educators on Saturday, October 18, 2014 (above). This event is FREE to YBTC Science and Chemistry Teachers in support of the 2015 Challenge.

You can learn more about this event by visiting the Chemical Education Foundation website.

Learn about the 2014 Berks County Challenge in the news and online at:

    • Penn State Berks hosts You Be The Chemist Challenge - - The Reading Eagle News, 2/9/2014
    • Berks students show off chemistry knowledge at competition - - WFMZ, 2/9/2014

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2013-2014 Penn State Berks Chemical Society Members for the following awards!



The Penn State Berks Chapter received an HONORABLE MENTION Student Chapter Award, and was also recognized as a GREEN CHEMISTRY Student Chapter by the American Chemical Society.

The full list can be seen online on the ACS Student Chapter Awards page.


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