Texas Tech University

Are you the next Bill Nye? See Chemistry at Work

professor makes chemical reaction that produces fire in large beaker

Sept. 25, 27, and 29 • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. • Rawls College of Business Administration, Room 101 • Taught by Dom Cassadante, professor of chemistry

All courses include demonstrations

Sept. 25

Why Chemistry Gets a Bad Rap and Why It Really Shouldn't: Why students tend to gravitate to other forms of STEM education rather than chemistry, and why this might be short-sighted.

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Sept. 27

The Portrait of the Chemist as a Young Man: The trajectory of young scientists across generations, and why this has resulted in fewer younger people going into chemistry and STEM today. 

Sept. 29

Chemistry Really is Fun, and I'll Prove It!: A chemistry demonstration show that will highlight practical, interesting chemical principals and how they can be explained through hands-on chemistry. This lecture will require some audience volunteers. Lab coats and goggles will be provided. And yes, there will be an appearance by a chemistry wizard.