Chemistry Events

  1. Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society Meeting »

    Monday Oct 22

    5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    696th SECTION MEETING Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Monday, October 22, 2018 Our October (National Chemistry Week) meeting will be at VT on Monday the 22nd and will feature a presentation by Sarah Hiza (a VT alumna, now with Lockheed-Martin) on applications of chemistry in rocket propulsion and space science.
  2. ACS Program-in-a-Box: Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry »

    Tuesday Oct 23

    7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. @ Center for the Sciences M070

    Humankind has always strived to unlock the celestial secrets of our closest planetary neighbor. We have come a long way since early astronomers gazed through simple telescopes and theorized about massive canals on the Red Planet. Orbital satellites have begun to map its surface in detail and nuclear-powered rovers are working to unlock the chemical and geologic secrets. Celebrate National Chemistry Week by gathering a group for a mission to explore the chemistry of Mars! Join us live as our panel of experts shares what we know about the planet and the steps that need to be taken to safely send men and women to walk on its surface. Discover the challenges of long-term space travel and the materials, biochemistry, and astrochemistry that will help make this mission possible.
  3. Gourmet Chemistry: The Elements of Chocolate »

    Monday Nov 26

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. @ Center for the Sciences M073

    Dr. Amy Balija Radford University Abstract: What the difference between dark and milk chocolate? How is chocolate made? What does chemistry have to do with chocolate? In this presentation, the science behind chocolate will be discussed. Learn what are the components of chocolate and taste test a few samples. You might just enjoy about the sweeter side of science.