Colorado State University Chemistry Club Hosts Annual Mad Scientist Halloween Event

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The Chemistry Club will host its seventh annual Mad Scientist Halloween event for children and families on Friday, Oct. 28.

The event will be 6:30-9 p.m. in the Chemistry Building on CSU’s main campus near Lake Street and Centre Avenue. Parking is ample on the street and in the nearby Lake Street Parking Garage at 1508 Centre Ave.

The Mad Scientist Halloween brings together CSU students and the Fort Collins community in an exciting and educational event. All the activities and shows are free and fun for the whole family, but donations are accepted to help pay for the candy and chemicals.

“Kids can trick-or-treat in a safe environment with their families,” said Robin Ward, a student and member of the CSU Chemistry Club.

“We have stations for making liquid nitrogen ice cream, cool potions and crafts, and an awesome Mad Scientist Show for the family,” said David Daley, also a member of the club.

Children of all ages are welcome, but the science-based activities are generally geared toward elementary school students. The event typically draws as many as 400 visitors.

The Chemistry Club’s outreach program provides educational shows for teachers throughout the Poudre Valley School District. Student volunteers offer demonstrations and hands-on activities for children in first through 12th grades as well as shows in the university residence halls.

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