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October 23rd Live Interactive Telecast from ACS

Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry

Where: Falcon Hub in Hammond Hall, Fitchburg State University

What: Free activities, food, red planet chemistry

Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Time: 6:30pm

RSVP to bsamulak@fitchburgstate.edu

Expert presenters include: 

Kirsten Siebach, Assistant Professor, Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Mark Blenner, McQueen-Quattlebaum Associate Professor, Clemson University

Mary Ann Meador, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center

Michael Meador, Program Element Manager for Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing, NASA’s Game Changing Technologies Program 

Brett A. McGuire, Hubble Fellow, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Susanna Widicus Weaver, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, Emory University


Host: Sam Lemonick, Assistant Editor, Chemical & Engineering News
Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Assistant Professor
Rice University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

Topics include:

  • How the Curiosity Rover has revealed the geologic history of Mars, and how this knowledge can help inform us about the environments that existed on the surface of Earth and Mars during the time when life evolved
  • The unique challenges of long term space travel and a profile of the current work to ensure that humans can survive the voyage
  • What is the current state of recycle waste research that will be able to sustain valuable material using biopharmaceutical production

November 3rd NEACT Western Division Meeting

PUTNAM PLASTICS TOUR

Saturday November 3, 2018

9:00 am to 12:00pm

Putnam Plastics

40 Louisa Viens Drive

Dayville, CT 06241

Workshop description

Come out to Putnam Plastics for an exciting morning of polymer chemistry and high precision analytical instruments. Putnam Plastics produces components for medical devices such as insulin pumps and heart catheters. Ray Rilling, Director of Advanced Technology Development, will take us through the development, production, and testing of some of their products. You will enjoy the chance to see how they use chemistry to inform and direct their design choices and how they measure the quality of their products. We will finish the morning with some hands-on activities that you can do with your classes to explore polymer chemistry in the classroom. 

Schedule for the Morning

9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

9:45- 11:00 Tour or Research and Development Labs

11:00 Polymer chemistry classroom activities

RSVP and/or Questions to Sharon Geyer sgeyer@woodstockacademy.org