“Fascinating” is a word often used by Spock, and he may well have used it again if he witnessed this year’s Science Demonstration Show at Western Illinois University.
Rich Egger's guests on Emphasis for September 14 are Amy Mossman and Timothy Collins of Western Illinois University. They talk about the fall lineup for the Sustainability Brownbaggers series.The brownbaggers are billed as “Conversations for the Natural and Social Sciences, Art and Humanities, and Business.”Mossman and Collins will present the first program, which will focus on “Silent Spring.” This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's book.
Rich Egger's guest is Western Illinois University chemistry professor Thottumkara K. "TK" Vinod. They talk about "green" chemistry.
Vinod said green chemistry is the practice of creating chemical products with the least amount of adverse impact on the environment.
"By doing green chemistry, chemists are thinking of producing chemical products so that we don't have to deal with chemical waste at the end," Vinod said.