Outreach Activities

Heureka Science Center’s Night of Chemistry

Demonstration lecture “Screaming gummy-bear and other chemical demonstrations” 12/8/2007

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lectures “Chemical Magic” 9/26/2008

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lectures “Liquid Nitrogen – Cool Stuff!” and “Chemical Magic for Kids” 9/25/2009

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lecture “Chemistry of Combustion“ 9/24/2010

Chemistry Department’s Open-door Day

Demonstration lecture “What’s chemistry anyway?” 10/8/2011

Lappeenranta University of Technology’s Science Night

Demonstration lecture “Molecules Unite! Chemistry of Plastics” 11/4/2011

High school visit

“Brain chemistry and mind-altering medicine”, lesson to high school students on brain chemistry and medicine that effect it, Jyväskylä 12/9/2011

Kids’ Science Day

“Dancing rasins”, outreach event for kindergarteners (80 students altogether) together with chemistry education faculty 2/11/2015

Talented Elementary School Students Lab Day at Department of Chemistry

Initiated by me in 2011 this long-running project aims to encourage scientifically inclined children to pursue careers in science. Together with Ph.D. student Pirjo Häkkinen. University of Jyväskylä, 8/3/2011, 8/17/2012, 8/16/2013, 8/16/2014, 8/15/2015, 8/20/2016, 8/12/2017, 8/18/2018

Elementary School Students’ Lab Day at Department of Chemistry

Experiment “Copper to Silver to Gold!”, one of the largest science community outreach projects in central Finland (altogether 200 students taught). Together with Ph.D. student Pirjo Häkkinen, Univeristy of Jyväskylä, 5/5/2014 – 30/5/2014, 4/5/2015 – 29/5/2015, 2/5 – 27/5/2016.

Highschool Students’ Visits to Department of Chemistry

Introduction to research in organic chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, 10/31/2015, 10/29/2016, 10/28/2017

Elementary school visits

“Electricity and electrical circuits”, experiment in open-ended problem solving as a pedagogic tool in teaching physics to elementary school students, Parikkala elementary school 1/22/2016 and Jyväskylä 1/5/2017

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lecture “Unconventional Chemistry” 9/30/2016

StartT Science Competition Winners Visit to the Chemistry Department

Introducing organic chemistry research to the winners of a national science competition 4/18/2017

Highschool Students’ Visit to Centre of Analysis and Synthesis

Introduction to research in organic chemistry, Together with Ph.D. student Anita Hoang, Lund University, 6/21/2017

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lecture “Unconventional Chemistry” 9/29/2017

Demonstration lecture “Unconventional Chemistry”

Demonstration lecture given to local high-school students, Jyväskylä, 11/16/2017

Elementary School Visit

“Simple machines”, teaching physics using a phenomenon-based approach, Härämälä elementary school, Tampere, 9/20— 9/21/2018

European Researchers’ Night

Demonstration lecture “Unconventional Chemistry”, University of Jyväskylä, 9/28/2018