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Carus Chemists Lead Camp for Local Students

This week, Carus chemists Rachel Dawson-Hince and Akila Karunanayake hosted the “Science ‘Fun’damentals” camp as part of the Illinois Valley Community College summer camp series. The camp was open to local students ages 6, 7, and 8 years old and took place in the Illinois Valley Community College chemistry lab. The “Science ‘Fun’damentals” camp focused …

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Lead and Copper FAQs

Lead and copper rules have changed. Check out these FAQs to learn more! Does the lead action level change in the revised rule?No, the LCRR keeps the lead action level at 15 ppb which is the same as the action level in the original 1991 LCR.  The revised rule does however add a new trigger …

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Local Student Wins T-Shirt Design Contest

2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of Carus Summer Science Camp. To celebrate this special milestone, Carus hosted a commemorative t-shirt design contest for camper-aged students in the area.  Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 t-shirt design contest – Sara from Mrs. Moreno’s 5th grade class at Peru Catholic School! Sara’s t-shirt concept features science-themed …

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Pay it Forward

In April, Carus employees around the world participated in our first global Pay it Forward initiative. Each of our locations – LaSalle, Illinois; Peru, Illinois; Belmont, North Carolina; and Oviedo, Spain – selected a local charity and collected items to benefit neighbors in need. The Carus team in Belmont, North Carolina chose to collect items …

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IVCC Summer Ed’Venture Camp

Summer camps are an exciting opportunity for children to expand their horizons and explore new interests. Illinois Valley Community College offers a variety of in-person and online summer camp courses for students in LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby, and the surrounding area. IVCC camp instructors encourage young students to pursue their passion for art, cooking, science, technology, …

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