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KSL Celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table

Celebration of the International Year of Periodic Table


The periodic table of chemical elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, and its discovery has significantly impacted the development of other scientific fields, as well as society as a whole. To mark the 150th anniversary since its development — and to celebrate its creator, Dmitri Mendeleev — the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO have proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table.


Kelvin Smith Library is joining the worldwide celebration by inviting the Case Western Reserve University community as well as area high school students to participate in the activities scheduled during the week of October 28 – November 1. The week will conclude with a reception on Friday, November 1st at 4PM. The reception will include a lecture on the history and significance of the periodic table by Professor Alan Rocke of the CWRU Department of History, followed by a reception.

For questions, please contact any of the organizers below.

STEM Librarians

Evan Meszaros in the library atrium Daniella Solomon in the library atrium Yuening Zhang in the library atrium

Evan Meszaros


AstronomyBiologyEarth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences (Geology), Anthropology



Kelvin Smith Library 
Phone 216-368-3509

Daniela Solomon


Biomedical EngineeringCivil EngineeringElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEngineeringMaterials Science & EngineeringMechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Kelvin Smith Library Room 201-L
Phone 216-368-8790



Yuening Zhang


Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringChemistryEngineeringGender StudiesMacromolecular Science & EngineeringMathematics, Applied Mathematics, & StatisticsPhysicsScience & Technology

Kelvin Smith Library 201-G
Phone 216-368- 5310 Email