Dr. Phil Buhlmann from the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, will present "Polymeric Fluorous Phases: From the Ultimate Limits of Low Polarity to Biocompatibility."
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Dr. Emily Smith, from the Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University, will present "Fluorescence Measurements of the Nanoscale Organization and Diffusion of Proteins in the Cell Membrane."
UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Delta Iota chapter of the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society and the UNI Physics Club will host a “Halloween House." There will be a variety of Halloween-themed demonstrations, in rooms such as the “Devil’s Den," “Frankenstein’s Lab,” Mummy’s Yummies” and “Grossology Lab.”
The event is free and open to children of all ages. UNI students in costume will help children with hands-on chemistry activities, such as making liquid-nitrogen ice cream and gak.
Halloween House is held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week and is a program of the ACS designed to reach the public with a positive message about chemistry.
Dr. Chrisopher Cheatum, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa, will present "Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy: New Tools to Study Enzyme Catalysis."
Dr. Levi Stanley from Iowa State University will present "The Search for Next Generation Antimicrobial Compounds and Beyond."
The 2013 Wilson Lecturer will be presented by Dr. Paul Kelter, an award-winning teacher and researcher in chemistry education. He has worked on both secondary teacher preparation and issues in college chemistry teaching and learning. His interactive discussion will be "Why and How Should We Teach Science and Science Methods Classes in the 2010s?"
Katie Mauger-Sonnek will give her M.S. Chemistry thesis presentation "Colorful Crystalline Structures and Adsorption Properties of Cobalt Nitrat eand 4,4'-Bipyridine Metal Organic Frameworks."
Victoria Moran, UNI graduate and dental student at the University of Iowa School of Dentistry, will present "All About Dental School."
Ernesto Fuentes, Ph.D., from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa, will present "Ph.D. in Bio/Chemistry: A Great Foundation for Diverse Careers."
"The Qualities We Seek in Medical School Applicants" will be presented by James Choi and Kathi Huebner. Choi is from the anesthesiology department and Huebner is director of admissions, both at the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine.