The Hexagon, Volume 103, Number 3, Fall 2012 Page: 63
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Fresh to you each morning!
The newly retired professor, a synthetic
organic chemist of some renown, calls his for-
mer Department Chair and says, "Could you
stop over after work? I have a killer jigsaw puz-
zle, and I actually can't figure out how to get
The Chair says,"Haha! It's great that you are
keeping your mind active. What is it supposed
to be when it's finished?"
The professor says,"According to the picture
on the box, it's a rooster."
His former Chair stops by, after work, to
check in and help with the puzzle. The profes-
sor lets him in and shows him where he has the
puzzle spread all over the table.
The Chair studies the pieces for a moment,
then looks at the box, then turns to his col-
league and says,"First of all, no matter what we
do, we're not going to be able to assemble these
pieces into anything resembling a rooster."
He sits the professor down and says,
"Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice
cup of tea, and then," he says with a deep sigh
............. "Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in
The answers to these next three puzzles
can be found on page ?? Below??
What five letter chemical element is repre-
sented by this list?
SILICON HELIUM NEON HYDO-
GEN LEAD OXYGEN
At the ACS SciMix, three colleagues gather
by the punch bowl. They called themselves the
Metal Band, because their names are Professor
Gold, Professor Silver, and Professor Bronze. As
it turns out, they were wearing blazers in these
same three colors: gold, silver, and bronze.
The professor in the silver blazer looks
around and exclaims, "Say. I just noticed...
none of us is wearing a blazer whose color
matches our name."
Professor Gold replies to her: "Wow. You are
What color blazer is each professor wearing?
Lisa and Tom are two first-year graduate stu-
dents who joined the same research group.
They get on well, but have one strange quirk.
At the weekly group meeting, Lisa insists on
sitting behind Tom, and Tom insists on sitting
behind Lisa. How did the professor resolve this
situation be resolved such that both of them are
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tion within the student body. As well, it
gave students the opportunity to gain prac-
tical experience in planning and organizing
in an event setting, teamwork by working
within their own group and communication
with others, and developing tolerance of
ambiguity, which are all skills targeted by
the student development outcomes desig-
nated by the University of Minnesota to
help their students grow as individuals.
The day of the event began with a large
group demonstration put on by one of the
faculty members of the Chemistry depart-
ment of the University. By putting on this
show, it showcased large-scale explosive
demos such as blowing up hydrogen bal-
loons and screaming gummy bears and
allowed the Boy Scouts and parents to get
excited for the remaining activities for the
day. All of the scouts then broke out to their
designated badge rooms for lessons filled
with hands on science and exploration.
Specifically, in the Chemistry merit badge
room, the boys were taken through the
basics of lab safety, different disciplines of
chemistry, and current issues by means of a
power point presentation, demonstrations,
discussions, and meeting a professor. To fin-
ish out the session, polymers were briefly
covered in addition to the requirements,
and the boys were given the chance to
make silly putty. By giving the boys a
chance to feel chemistry take place, it gave
them an excitement that couldn't be repli-
Beta Chapter brothers led the chemistry
merit badge room, as we do every year. We
were able to interact with the boy scouts
through both larger demonstrations of
chemical principles, as well as breaking up
into smaller groups to talk about the envi-
ronment. The Scouts were also able to
interact with Dr. Ken Leopold, who was ini-
tiated into Alpha Chi Sigma in the spring of
2011. They were able to ask him questions
about being a professor and about the
research that he does.
The merit badges offered consisted of
chemistry, nuclear science, engineering,
robotics, composite materials, and energy.
This is the largest number of merit badges
that we have offered at one of our Boy Scout
events, with various College of Science and
Engineering student groups leading a merit
Overall, the Boy Scout Merit Badges day
was extremely successful and provided a
platform that can easily be expanded upon.
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