On April 29th, the Division of Chemistry at Alfred University will host its annual Scholes Lecture. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Donna Nelson, Science Advisor to Breaking Bad and professor of Chemistry at Oklahoma University. As we have the past several years, we will hold a poster session with the event. Please use the attached form ScholeslecPosterform.doc to submit an abstract if you are interested. All inquiries should be directed to Dr. John D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in serving as a judge (students may be judges also), please see last year’s poster rubric, also attached. There will be a cash prize for top posters, as evaluated by this (or a similar) rubric. Support is also available through a chem club grant to pay for posters and the award.
Date: Tuesday, April 29
Title: "Antioxidants: How Do You Measure Them?"
Speaker: Prof. Donna Nelson, University of Oklahoma
Poster Session (Knight Club, 3rd Fl): 5:30PM
Dinner (Knight Club, 3rd Fl): 6:00PM
Presentation (Nevins Theater, 2nd Fl): 7:00PM
Please see the newletter below for pricing, menu and Area Coordinators
Please call your reservations to your area coordinator no later than 11:00 am Tuesday, April 22nd. Area coordinators please call or preferably e-mail the program chairperson by 4pm Tuesday, Apr 22nd, with your headcount.
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All - This is a challenge that I have watched all three years. It is a challenge to the scientific community to explain complex concepts in a way that inform and allow the concept to be understood by an 11yr old.
The Flame Challenge, which dares scientists to explain a fundamental scientific question in a way that 11-year-olds can understand, is accepting entries for its 2014 competition. The Flame Challenge is a project of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and it's co-sponsored by ACS and AAAS.
This year’s Flame Challenge question is, "What is Color?" Entries are due March 1, 2014. The 11-year-old judges will select winners in two categories – written and visual. Winners will meet actor and science activist Alan Alda and receive a trip to the World Science Festival in New York City. Last year, ACS member Steven Maguire won the visual category.
Visit the Flame Challenge website for complete contest details, information about how teachers can register their classes as contest judges, inspirational messages from Alan Alda, and more!