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October 24th Live Interactive Telecast from ACS

Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

6:00 pm: Social hour/ light dinner and tours of Holy Cross labs, 7:00 pm: Live interactive telecast from ACS

Location: The College of the Holy Cross 

Expert presenters include:

Brent Constantz, Blue Planet

Young-Shin Jun, Washington University in St.Louis

Topics include:

• How can we use minerals to improve the quality of life?

• What is the structural chemistry of various gemstones?

• What is biomineralization and how can it inspire sustainable and novel building  materials?

• How mineralizing carbon dioxide can make an impact on the future of climate change?

• What is the energy-water-food nexus and why do minerals matter?

• What are extremophiles and how does their biochemistry allow them to thrive in  extreme environments?

• What are some potential future careers in rock and mineral chemistry? 

November 15th Local Section Meeting

New Faculty Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Location: Room S122, Sackler Science Center, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA

Please check back for further information.