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Tuesday, May 20th, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Steven F. Vaughn, National Center for Agricultural Research (NCAUR), Peoria, IL
Title: Biobased Products Research at the National Center for Agricultural Research (NCAUR)
Room: Moulton 214 Illinois State University
Dr. Vaughn is a plant physiologist whose research has broad interest to chemists and non-chemists. He and Dr. Mark Berhow, a mass spectrometrist and 2013 section speaker, collaborate on a project entitled Discovery and Utilization of Bioactive Components from New Crops and Agricultural Co-Products. One objective is to evaluate and characterize bioactive compounds in co-products and waste products from oil seed processing, corn ethanol production, new or alternate crop production, seeds and plant biomass for use as new health enhancing foods and food additives and for new health enhancing cosmetic products. Dr. Vaughn will discuss both past and mostly present research at the “Ag Lab” as NCAUR is less formally known. A flyer is available here.
75th Anniversary Celebration in October.
Planning for the Celebration includes a senior scientist and industrial poster session and gala dinner at the Peoria Riverfront Museum on Saturday, October 4th. Two weeks later on Saturday October 18th, the Section in conjunction with NCAUR will participate in the museum’s annual SCIENCE Rocks event. It will be an excellent chance to highlight the roles of chemistry in our society. Conveniently it falls on Saturday before National Chemistry Week. We look forward to participation by our chemistry clubs, industrial partners, NCAUR and membership. If you would like to serve on the planning committee, with Mark Berhow and Frank Shaw, please contact one of us.
SCIENCE ROCKS – Fall 2014
The Peoria Riverfront Museum has invited our chemistry clubs and NCAUR to be the featured presenters at their annual “Science Rocks” in the fall. This is a wonderful opportunity to show case Chemistry as a discipline; Our very accomplished chemistry clubs and their outreach activities; and share some good science with the public.
Our February 2013 newsletter is now available here: