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Author, Science Writer Sam Kean to Visit MSU, 3/30

Author Sam Kean
Author Sam Kean

New York Times best-selling author and popular science writer Sam Kean will be giving a talk in the PSU Theater at Missouri State University on Wednesday, March 30th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by a book-signing where you’ll have the opportunity to buy a signed copy of one of his books. Admission to the event is free. For further details on Sam Kean and this talk, please visit http://samkean.com/.

This talk is sponsored by the MSU Chemistry Department Advisory Board, the Ozarks Local Section of the American Chemical Society, and the MSU College of Natural & Applied Sciences.

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SAACS Event: First Meeting of Spring!

Hey everyone!

This is a reminder that the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will be holding its first general meeting of the semester tomorrow (1/26) at 4:30 PM in Temple Hall room 143. We will be doing our liquid nitrogen ice cream demo and talking about events coming up this semester (including the Sertoma Pre-Chili Cook-off on Saturday). We will also be holding nominations for the vacant Vice President position.

See you tomorrow!
Brennon Foster
2015-2016 ACS Secretary

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SAACS Event: Adopt-a-Street & Sweet Treats

ACS students fall 2014
ACS students in fall 2014

The student affiliates of the American Chemical Society will be holding its second Adopt-a-Street clean-up of the semester this Saturday, November 7th.

We will follow the event with a trip to get some sweet treats! If you are available, please meet on the stairs to the west entrance of Temple (the side facing Bear Park South and John Q. Hammons Parkway) at 10:00 am. We will carpool to our location.

If you have work gloves you could bring, go ahead and bring those as well! Hope to see you there!

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SAACS Event: Demos in the Dark

"Flaming Salts" at Demos in the Dark, 2014
Flaming Salts at Demos in the Dark, 2014

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will present “Demos in the Dark” on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.!

Update: Due to threats of inclement weather, we will meet inside Temple Hall in 0002. This is inside the north entrance of Temple Hall, near the water fountains and Plaster Sports Complex. There will be food and drinks for sale, along with some fun and very COLORFUL demos for sundown.

Demonstrations include flaming salts, luminol and elephant toothpaste. Bring your family and friends and we’ll see you at Demos in the Dark!

 

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SAACS Event: Adopt-a-Street

ACS Adopt-a-Street 2014
ACS Adopt-a-Street 2014

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will be participating in their Adopt-a-Street clean-up event tomorrow!

On Saturday, September 19th, meet at the west entrance of Temple Hall at 10:00 a.m. to carpool to the location.

All Missouri State University SAACS members or current Chemistry students interested in membership are invited to attend.

 

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Tinker toy approach helps make medical discoveries

Being prepared for surgery, medical staff are required to list the risks, which may sound overwhelming and frightening to patients – including infection. Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk is developing a set of compounds that could be used to properly set medical indwelling devices and prevent infections at those sites

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Gerasimchuk’s incredible research highlighted in Mind’s Eye

gerasimchuk minds eye 2015 tinkeringCongratulations to Dr. Nikolay Gerasimchuk! The incredible work in his lab will be featured in the 2015 issue of Mind’s Eye, Missouri State University’s research publication. His story is also featured on Missouri State’s research website and is currently the feature on Missouri State’s homepage.

He describes how his work could make a huge impact in the medical community.

Read the full story on the Mind’s Eye.

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