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UW-Eau Claire Celebrates
National Chemistry Week

 MAILED:  Oct. 14, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The American Chemical Society-Student Affiliate at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host several activities Oct. 19-25 to celebrate National Chemistry Week. This year’s theme is “Earth’s Atmosphere and Beyond.”

Dr. Paul Thomas, professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss the 1908 explosion over Tunguska, Siberia. Included will be background information about this event, theories as to what happened, effects upon the Earth’s atmosphere, and possibilities of future similar explosions. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall.

Dr. Jim Phillips, associate professor of chemistry, will present a talk about the Earth’s atmosphere, what is happening to it (i.e. global warming, ozone hole), what we can do to stop it, and what the future looks like for the atmosphere. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall.

Both talks are free and open to the public. The discussions will be presented in a way that they will be of interest to those with and without a science background.

The ACS-SA also will host a booth at UW-Eau Claire’s Majors Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30, providing an opportunity for students to learn more about the chemistry department and its students.

“The goal of National Chemistry Week is to celebrate chemistry and its applications to everything in our world, as well as to educate people about what chemistry can do for them,” said Philip Cannon, president of the ACS-SA at UW-Eau Claire.


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Updated: October 15, 2003