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CIT Launches National Mole Day Competition

CIT Launches National Mole Day Competition

Published on: Saturday, 09 October 2010

Celebrate National Mole Day and be in with a chance to win an Apple iPad or Laptop


The Department of Chemical & Process Engineering has joined with the Department of Chemistry to launch National Mole Day 2010. Enter our National Mole Day competition for Second Level schools and be in with a chance to win an Apple iPad or a laptop.

We are running a competition to promote the launch of National Mole Day and are offering two prizes for schools at second level. There is an individual prize, an Apple iPad, for the best National Mole Day rap or song entered by a student and a school prize, a laptop, for the best National Mole Day celebration run by a school.

National Mole Day does not celebrate the little blind furry creature that can ruin your lawn nor does it celebrate those annoying lumps that can grow on your face. What it does celebrate is the “mole” used by chemical engineers and chemists alike. National Mole Day is celebrated from 6:02 am to 6:02pm on the 23rd of October each year.

In SI a “mol” of substance is the amount of that substance whose mass in grams is equal to its molecular weight. One “mol” of any substance will contain approximately 6.02 x 10^23 molecules of that substance. The number 6.02 x 10^23 is known as Avogadro’s number.

CIT National Mole Day Competition for Second Level Schools

  • Best Mole Day Celebration – School Prize
  • Upload your photos and videos to our facebook page showing us how your school celebrated Mole Day and you could win a laptop for your school.
  • Best Mole Day Rap or Song – Student Prize
  • Write and perform a Mole Day rap or song and upload it to our facebook page. The best performance will win an Apple iPad.

For more details visit our Facebook page CIT National Moleday 2010

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