NIU Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Where the study of matter...matters!
Join the Club!
The NIU Chemistry Club is a student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society and is open to anyone with an interest in Chemistry. The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in chemistry and the chemical professions, to aid understanding of the field of chemistry, and to provide interaction among individuals engaged in the study of chemistry.
The Chem Club sponsors several outreach events each year, including the Chem Demos, a public favorite. The club organizes and presents an evening of chemistry demonstrations at least once a year, always offering a different theme. The Chem Club also participates in STEMFest every fall, interacting with young people and their parents from across the Northern Illinois region to explore the STEM fields and to consider future careers.
Please see below for upcoming and past Chem Club events.
Events from the 2013-14 Academic Year
Spring 2014 Banquet for Awardees, Graduating Undergraduates, and Graduate Students
The annual Chemistry Club Banquet for Awardees, Graduating Undergraduates, and Graduate Students was held on Thursday, April 24th, at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb. We had a big crowd, a lot of food, and recognized our students for their academic acheivement and scholarship. More photos will be coming soon!
Spring 2014 Chem Demo Night
The Chemistry Club's spring demo night was held on Friday, March 28. The Chem Club celebrated St. Patrick's Day in style with golden pennies, color changing bottles, and levitating magnets. More photos!
Fall 2013 Chem Demo Night
The Chemistry Club's Fall Chem Demo night was held on Friday, October 25. This spooktacular edition featured plenty of experiments, ranging from igniting some loose change to creeping columns of carbon rising out of unassuming beakers. More event photos!
Welcome Back Picnic
The Welcome Back picnic for Undergraduates and Graduates was on Friday, September 6th! It was a beautiful day for a picnic!
Meeting Schedule — Fall 2014
Wednesday, September 10
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, November 19
Meetings will be held in Faraday Hall 402 (the 4th Floor Penthouse) at 5:00pm.
Join us for the meeting, food, and pop!
Executive Committee Meetings (Officers)
Wednesday, August 27
Wednesday, October 8
Wednesday, November 12
Student Advisory Council
Wednesday, September 3
Wednesday, October 1
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, December 3
Friday, September 12 – Welcome Back Picnic – 11:30am-1:30pm
Wednesday, October 1 – STEM Fest Meeting
Saturday, October 18 – STEM Fest
Monday, November 24 – Chem Club Thanksgiving Potluck
Chemistry Club Officers
Student Advisory Council
Graduate Student Coordinator
Chem Demo Coordinator
STEM Fest Coordinator
Jon W. Carnahan
Faraday Hall 320