Saturday Morning Science programs set

January 23, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Megan Lewis

The University of Toledo is offering Saturday Morning Science programs that answer commonly asked scientific questions.

“Saturday Morning Science is an important way for The University of Toledo to reach out to the people of our community,” said Dr. Joseph Schmidt, UT assistant professor of chemistry, who organized the programs. “I believe we have another excellent agenda for this year and look forward to seeing a broad swath of people in attendance.”

The programs will take place in Bowman-Oddy Laboratories Room 1059 on Main campus from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The programs offer tutorials, demos and hands-on activities.

Listed by date, topics and speakers scheduled are:

Jan. 31: “Wind Farming: Making Energy Is a Breeze” with Kevin M. Maynard, director of utilities for the city of Bowling Green.

Feb. 14: “Flames, Flashes and Foam: A Chemistry Demo Show” with the UT American Chemical Society student affiliate.

Feb. 28: “Inflammation: Why Is My Arm Turning Hot and Red?” with Dr. Randall Worth, UT assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology.

March 28: “Fish: Choices and Issues for Consumers — The Good, the Bad and Maybe the Ugly” with Dr. Joseph Regenstein, professor of food science at Cornell University.

April 18: “Aluminum: Its Early History in Ohio and How This Metal Changed the World” with Dr. Norman Craig, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry at Oberlin College.

Complimentary coffee, milk and doughnuts will be provided at these free, public programs, which are funded by a grant from the UT Office of the Provost’s Academic Excellence Program.

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