Above: Troy Spears, Craig Billiot, Kelli Buratt and Margie Bergeron welcome students to this year's Chem Friends.
Chem Friends was launched in 1997 to increase awareness of science and chemistry to our local middle school students. This two day event includes industry leaders that impress students with hands on experiments like creating silly putty, slime, lava lamps, soft foam (courtesy of Rubicon) and much more!
Previously, this annual event was held at the Gonzales Civic Center on Irma Blvd, but after the great flood of 2016 the Civic Center has not been able to reopen.
For the 2018 Chem Friends event, industry leaders traveled to various Ascension Parish middle schools and showcased their business, products and of course, hands on experiements.
Above: Troy Spears, Rubicon Chem Analyst, shows students what happens when you mix MDI with a rigid polyol formulation to create foam.