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October 24th Live Interactive Telecast from ACS

Posted by Erica Costello on October 11, 2017 at 11:40 PM

Central Massachusetts American Chemical Society


Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The College of the Holy Cross

6pm: Social Hour/ Light dinner and Tours of Holy Cross Labs

7 pm: Live interactive telecast from ACS

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?

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