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'Chemistry Rocks' celebrates National Chemistry Week, Oct. 22-28


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MARTIN, Tenn. – “Chemistry Rocks” provides a descriptive theme as the UT Martin Student Members of the American Chemical Society prepare to observe National Chemistry Week, Oct. 22-28.

The theme celebrates the chemistry of rocks, minerals and gemstones, so in anticipation of the National Chemistry Week observance and its annual demonstration show, SMACS members have painted and hidden rocks around campus and in Martin. Find these fun rocks, keep them, or hide them in a new spot. 
The annual National Chemistry Week demonstration show will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium. Students from Murray State University, Union University, Bethel University and UT Martin will lead the chemistry demonstrations. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available near the university center. 

To learn more, contact Dr. Abigail Shelton, UT Martin SMACS faculty adviser, at


PHOTO ID – Some of the special rocks hidden by UT Martin chemistry students in anticipation of National Chemistry Week.

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