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What Did Chemistry Contribute to Our Every Day Life?

When:
March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2020-03-08T14:00:00-07:00
2020-03-08T15:30:00-07:00
Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley
CA 94720
Cost:
Free
Contact:
California Section, ACS
510-351-9922

WHAT DID CHEMISTRY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR EVERY DAY LIFE?
WITHOUT CHEMISTRY WE WOULD BE LIVING IN THE STONE AGE!

Four 15-20 minutes lectures will describe the role of chemistry on the areas of Transportation & Energy, Medicine, Food & Agriculture and Communications. The emphasis will be on WHAT not HOW!  The presentations will be done in layman language, no chemistry background is needed.

1.Transportation and Energy, Dr. Paul Jagodzinski,

      Northern Arizona University, ACS District Director

2. Medicine, Dr. Hannah Powers, Maze Therapeutics,

     Pharmaceutical Research Chemist

3. Food and Agriculture, Dr. Wally Yokoyama,

     WRCC- USDA, ACS Division of Food and Agriculture

4. Communications, Dr. Attila Pavlath,

     ACS President, 2001

It will be followed for leisurely viewing by the exhibit of 32 colorful posters with the chronology of developments and illustration of 75 special examples. The posters can be found on www.chemistryinyourlife.org in 32 languages. A contest will be held to find anything in your life, which has nothing to do with chemistry.

Please, call the Section’s Office, 510-351-9922 to register your and your guest’s attendance. Entrance to the Lawrence Hall of Science requires a fee of $16, but for those registered it will be free (though, you have to buy a parking ticket ($1/hour) at a kiosk). A special check-in desk will be set up at the entrance for those registered.