green chemistry

Annual Demonstration
8:25 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Fun with Science and Star Trek

The fireball created by one of the explosions during the show
Credit Curtis Bisbee

“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.

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Emphasis - September 14
9:40 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Silent Spring and Sustainability Brownbaggers

Amy Mossman and Timothy Collins
Rich Egger

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.

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Green Chemistry
10:48 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Emphasis - March 16

Thottumkara "TK" Vinod

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.

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