Summer Program with Chester Children's Chorus

Swarthmore students and faculty work with members of the Chester Childrens Chorus as part of the summer "Science for Kids" program.
Swarthmore faculty and students work with groups of children from the Chester Children's Chorus each summer.

Every summer since 2005, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has participated in the Summer Science Program funded by HHMI which is part of the Chester Children's Chorus five week summer program. Senior Lecturer Ginger Heck, Professor Kathleen Howard, and many undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry research students are involved in this program.

The aim of the program is to show children that science, especially chemistry, isn't scary - it's fun! The program almost exclusively involves hands-on laboratory work in experiments that show the children chemistry in everyday life.