Explore Chemistry Weekend for High School Girls

Explore Chemistry WeekendEver wondered what makes your environment tick? Chemists use a variety of tools to explore and uncover the mysteries of our world — analysis of plant material, soil samples and animal tissue allows us to better understand our environment, develop new drugs and monitor pollution. Join us this fall for an introduction to chemistry through one of two hands-on projects with a Sweet Briar chemistry professor. You’ll spend time collecting samples from the campus environment, extracting the chemical components and analyzing them with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

This event is for high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Explore Chemistry Weekend | April 6-7, 2018


Cost is $90 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.


Please register below by March 12 for highest priority. Space is limited.


Please contact:

Pam Simpson
P | 434-381-6443
E | psimpson@sbc.edu

Friday, April 6, 2018

Campus Tour
4 p.m.

Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Group Work
Work in teams with a Sweet Briar professor and students; pick from one of two hands-on research projects. No experience needed!
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Project Exhibition
Present results of your research project to family and friends.
6 p.m.


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Additional Explore Events

Sweet Briar College EXPLORE EventsSweet Briar College’s EXPLORE is a series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

The EXPLORE series offers high school girls opportunities to investigate different fields of study in a small-class setting. Working in teams with Sweet Briar faculty and undergraduate students, high-schoolers work on creative and fun projects — whether they’re collecting carbon storage data from the forests on our campus or designing and building a wearable electronic device in one of our engineering labs. No prior experience or knowledge is required — it’s a chance to EXPLORE!

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