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UNI's 'Halloween House' makes science spooky

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Bill Harwood, department head and professor, UNI Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 319-273-7127, bill.harwood@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's American Chemical Society (ACS) students will host their annual "Halloween House" from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall on the UNI campus. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend this year's event.

The Halloween House is made up of nine themed rooms including the Anthracene Circus, the Devil's Den and Frankenstein's Lab. Each room will host various Halloween-themed demonstrations, including hands-on activities, such as making pretend snot in the Grossology Lab.

"The Halloween House is a fun way to introduce children and the community to real world science," said Bill Harwood, department head and professor in UNI's Department of Chemistry. "Our students work hard to create all of these demonstrations and hands-on activities. In the process, our students learn a lot about how to make all this happen safely and professionally. They also have a great time!"

The event is free and open to the public. It's held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week and is a program of the ACS, which is designed to reach the public with a positive message about chemistry.

For more information, contact Harwood at 319-273-7127 or bill.harwood@uni.edu.