Emporia, Kansas, middle school students have a new after-school club this year, thanks to the efforts of James Blakemore, assistant professor of chemistry at KU. Blakemore started the club in October. The goal is to engage students in hands-on chemistry, ultimately building long-term relationships that help to inspire students to seek careers in science. Blakemore’s research assistant, Tyler Kerr, has since traveled 12 times along an 80-mile stretch of highway to lead the club activities. To see Blakemore’s lab first-hand, the club traveled to KU along with teachers, parents and several other students — 65 in all — over the course of two days.
November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"From Moonshining to Molecules: How ICM is moving farms to biotech"
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
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Spahr Auditorium, 2 Eaton Hall, 1520 W. 15th Street