Marvelous Molecules in Play Dazzles at Campus Preview Weekend

Categories: Staff, Students

Accepted students gathered to experience a spectacular array of chemical reactions.

To kick off the 2022 Campus Preview Weekend, on April 7, admitted members of the MIT undergraduate class of 2026 were invited to experience a thrilling hour of chemistry magic presented by Undergraduate Teaching Lab Director Dr. John Dolhun (PhD ’73).

Dolhun gave a spectacular demonstration, and engaged the group of future first-years with visually dazzling experiments, including magical polymers, flaming vapors, chemiluminescence, the trial of a gummy bear, and other celebrations of chemical reactions. Over the course of the hour, several audience members enthusiastically volunteered to participate in the experiments.