TWU chemistry exposition draws local high school students to the University

Langley, British Columbia—On Oct. 2, Trinity Western University gave grade 11 and 12 students from Langley and Surrey a preview of opportunities they can look forward to if they pursue a degree in chemistry. The University held its first chemistry exposition, an event showcasing chemical demonstrations at several stations in the University’s science centre, organized by student leaders from TWU’s Chemistry Society.

“We wanted to introduce high school students to what an undergraduate degree in chemistry involves and what they will have opportunities to do at this level,” says Ram Hundal, a fourth-year student who leads TWU’s Chemistry Society.

Over 90 students from CREDO Christian, Langley Christian and Fraser Valley Christian high schools observed instrumentation and chemical demonstrations and interacted with TWU students and professors at the exposition. TWU faculty presented their areas of expertise, with demonstrations ranging from building computerized molecules to creating the polymer material used for hot tub insulation. TWU students also gave demonstrations and shared about opportunities in science with those in attendance.

“The chemistry exposition is something our student organization wanted to host for high school students in the surrounding area,” says Hundal, who coined the idea and planned the event. “Our faculty and whole chemistry department supported this student initiative and worked together to make it happen.”

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling 2,850 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2012-08-21
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