Cool Chemistry

What is Cool Chemistry?

Cool Chemistry is an opportunity for girls in 6th, 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, May 18, 2024, 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

Who organizes Cool Chemistry?

Cool Chemistry is organized by the Chemistry Chapter of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). At a brainstorming session in 2005, we identified developing a program to engage girls in chemistry as a priority. Around the same time, a donation from Julia Phillips enabled us to expand the scope of our plans.

Why does this program focus specifically on chemistry?

As a group of graduate students in chemistry, we thought that we would do what we know best. At some point, we would like to expand the program to include other fields. If you know someone with expertise or connections in these areas, please contact us. Someday, we hope to make this a huge event, where girls can do experiments related to science, math, technology, and engineering.

Learn more and register on the WISE Website!