Chemistry: The Central Science

Chemistry plays an important role in almost every aspect of our lives, including our food, water, clothing, and shelter.  It is found in the development of medicines, botany (plant chemistry), geology (the chemistry of forming rocks), engineering materials, environmental science, and much more.  How do nutritionists determine how many calories are in cheeseballs?  What makes banana Laffy Taffy smell?  How do I purify water?  At what rate does a candle burn?  Join us in the lab this summer as we investigate these and other real life chemistry challenges!

About Expand Your Mind

For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students

A Unique Experience on a College Campus

Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.

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