Cool Chemistry

What is Cool Chemistry?

Cool Chemistry is an opportunity for girls in 7th and 8th grades to explore the wonders of chemistry with the Chemistry Chapter of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). 

When is it?

Saturday, April 30th, 2022, 10am-1pm

Where do we go?

Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis (located on the Northrop Mall on the University's East Bank campus)

What is the cost?

$10, scholarships are available. Let us know if you need one by contacting

How do I register?

Link:  Your STEM Girls: Cool Chemistry! Registration

Liability Waiver

After registration please download, sign the "Lab Use Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability", and email to

Can I sign up a large group?

No. Space is limited, we only accept group registrations of five students or less. If you have a class or large group, contact the Department of Chemistry's Chemists in the Classroom program to schedule a demonstration program.

What will we do?

It's a lot of fun. You will participate in interactive, hands-on workshops and experiments, watch awesome, explosive demonstrations, and learn new skills that you can take home to wow and amaze your friends and neighbors. We provide an environment where you will work with other girls to use the scientific process of questioning, hypothesizing, and experimenting to solve relevant problems.

Who sponsors Cool Chemistry?

Cool Chemistry is funded by these generous organizations:

  • University of Minnesota Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity
  • University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry
  • Fisher Scientific