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February 11, 2017 

SACNAS Members participated in the San Marcos STEM Fair in  San Marcos, Tx. The kids were able to make bouncy balls, play with dry ice bubbles, and learned about luminescence.

STEM Fair 2017

October 28, 2017

SACNAS Members participated in the Storybook Parade at the Boys and Girls Club in San Marcos, Tx. The kids were able to make bouncy balls, play with oobleck, and played with liquid nitrogen balloons!

Storybook Parade

April 11, 2014

SACNAS Members presented various demos at Hernandez Elementary in San Marcos, Tx to allow the students to learn about the science behind different reactions and broaden their perspectives on science in general.

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March 15th, 2014

On March 15th, SACNAS members travelled to Dallas to help the American Chemical Society do a special set of demos for kids at the Perot Museum. Families visited each demo station and expanded their knowledge of chemistry. It was a fun time for all and a great event for the kids. A special thanks to the dedicated members for driving to Dallas for this event. Our travel to this event was sponsored by an Equity and Access fund from Texas State University.

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From left to right: Nicole Lopez; Dr. Tania Betancourt; Jaime Correa; Juan Jaimes; Jamie Mckinzie

From left to right: Nicole Lopez; Dr. Tania Betancourt; Jaime Correa; Juan Jaimes; Jamie Mckinzie

March 3, 2014

Our group participated in the Blazier Elementary School Career Day in Austin, TX. We performed science demos and also presented posters introducing students to various careers in STEM fields. Special thanks to our TX State NSF PREM group for sponsoring the event and enabling us to print the posters, and to our tireless group of volunteers and members. Also special thanks to Dr. MJ Patterson for inviting us to this important event!



February 28,
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Thanks to all volunteers who came out to Crockett Elementary school to volunteer for the science fair. We had a good turn out and the kids loved the demos. Classes cycled through every few minutes from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM while volunteers performed a variety of experiments. Thank you to our NSF PREM program for sponsoring our demo!!

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February 20, 2014

SACNAS will be providing free pizza at this Thursdays meeting. We will also be discussing upcoming activities and taking a few group photos. Be there!!!!! 5:00 PM Chem 304.


 

February 1, 2014

SACNAS members participated at the San Marcos STEM Fair held at the San Marcos activity center. We had four tables where children of all ages and their families were able to see demonstrations including dancing oobleck, the preparation of fluorescent bouncy balls, home-made lava lamps, dry ice boiling, dry ice bubbles, preparation of ice cream and frozen marshmallows using liquid nitrogen, fluorescence, turning of pennies into silver and gold, and shrinking balloons on liquid nitrogen.  If you’d like to download instructions to conduct some of the experiments at home, please click here.

We got to meet a lot of local families, and were invited to a number of schools for future science demos. It was a complete success!!!

Thank you to the NSF PREM program at Texas State for sponsoring our demonstration!


 

January 13 and 14, 2014

SACNAS members held a food sell at the quad with the purpose of obtaining funds to sponsor an underpriviledged child to go to summer camp. The group was able to obtain the money needed ($250) after a lot of sweat and hard work making breakfast tacos and fajita tacos. Success!


 

December 15, 2013

SACNAS members organized and conducted a science fair at the San Marcos Boys & Girls Club. Children were involved on experimental demonstrations of DNA extraction, Bernoulli effect, polymer crosslinking (bouncy ball preparation), etc.


 

October, 2013

Our chapter was officially recognized at the annual SACNAS meeting in San Antonio on October 3rd. Travis Cantu, Ph.D. student in the MSEC program at Texas State, received the certificate of chapter membership that conferred official status to our SACNAS student chapter.