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Community outreachAt CEBC, we reach out to the surrounding community to expose high school teachers to research,  inspire children to pursue careers in science and engineering, and educate the public about green technologies for chemicals and fuels. 

One program in particular is empowering Kansas teachers to learn first hand about research and expand their curricula.  Our Research Experiences for Teachers program brings Kansas high school science teachers to Lawrence for six weeks to work with KU Faculty and develop lesson plans on topics such as biofuels, renewable chemicals, and nanomaterials.  The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, was launched in 2009.  The grant was renewed till 2016 with a second $500,000 award in 2013.  As the number of teacher participants grows (>20 to date), the program amplifies its impact each year through enhanced curricula in Kansas and beyond.

CEBC also hosts hands-on activities twice a year at several campus events, including KU's award-winning Carnival of Chemistry and Engineering Expo.  By leading engaging activities about such topics as renewable materials and greenhouse gas emissions, we inspire hundreds of children each year to consider science and engineering as potential careers.


CEBC Calendar

October 16 & 17, Monday & Tuesday - CEBC Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting
Final Agenda - click here

Monday 12:00-7:30 p.m. at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence
Tuesday 8:30-noon at the CEBC Complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Lawrence

October 17, Tuesday - CEBC Colloquium
Dr. Henrik Rudolph, Ministry of Defense of The Netherlands
"How to successfully contribute to the world of scientific publishing"

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

November 8, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

December 5, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
"Title TBA"

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

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