At Gordon, we drink soda so we can recycle the cans.
Recently, the Gordon College Student Chapter of the American Chemistry Society (SCACS) had the delight of receiving the Green Chapter award from the National American Chemical Society (NACS). This was awarded to us because of the large number of Green Chemistry events organized or supported by our chapter.
One of the events we support and co-organize each year are the lectures of a lecture series on Green Chemistry given by speakers from outside of Gordon. For the past 2 speakers, the SCACS has organized a dinner with the speaker at Su Chang's Restaurant in Peabody, MA. Our most recent speaker was Dr. Michael Cann from the University of Scranton on 3/1/12. He was a very passionate and powerful speaker.
Dr. Cann and Friends prepare for the lecture. Good work team.
His talk was about the basics of Green Chemistry, made understandable to non-scientists. His talk also included some modern examples of Green Chemistry being used in research and industry.
He was a very funny speaker.
After this, two of our Chemistry faculty, Dr Cann, and a number of ACS members carpooled to Su Chang's restaurant. Among the attending students were myself, Bria P., Ruth C., Stacy S., Sophi W., Ben S., Justin A., Sarah M., and others. We enjoyed wonderful Chinese food and great conversation, discussing everything from Chemistry to farming and even deadly Japanese fish.
These events will be held every year, and the ACS hopes to be able to continue to support them. Thank you to all who came, and we welcome more to come next time!
(Dr.'s Cann, Tshudy, and Levy)
P.S.: MOAR PICHAS!
|Beyond Benign students being Actively Benign.|
|What a winning smile!|
|Cute, Stacey. But revenge is sweet.....|
|The Official Presidential Stance (TM), pioneered by Obama himself.|
|Justin imitating the Official Presidential Stance (TM).|
|Not sure if these are green chemists...or happy undergrads...|