Next meeting: Tuesday, February 11 Lander University

Dr. Robert Ferguson
North Carolina A&T

Speaker: Dr. Robert Ferguson

Title: Sharing chemistry on different levels: Reflections on communicating chemistry to non-technical audiences without watering it down

Time: 5:30- 8:00 pm (Dinner at 6:00; Talk at 7:00)

Dinner will be served in the Dawson Room (First Floor of Grier Student Center).  Dr. Ferguson’s talk will be in the Lois Grier Room (Third floor of the Grier Student Center). Grier Student Center is marked GC on the campus map.

For parking, use the following address in your GPS: 308 Willson St. Greenwood, SC 29649. Willson does have two “lls” in the spelling.

Register to attend HERE!

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Sharing Chemistry on different levels: Reflections on communicating Chemistry to non-technical audiences without watering it down

Begin with the simple premise that Chemistry, as a discipline, needs to be better understood by the general population. This is part of having an informed, literate public.  Scientist in general and Chemists specifically can, but don’t always, disseminate information in a clear and understandable manner. Some issues include knowing the audience and essentializing the concept.  BioPolymer Synthesis, Drug Discovery, and biodigesters as producers of gas and fertilizers will be used as prompts for reflecting on the central idea: How can chemists share without watering down?

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