The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, and the University of Findlay Chemistry Club is set to host the ACS Program-in-a-Box event titled “The Future of Food” on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The event, which is open to the public, is taking place in Martin Lecture Hall on UF’s campus beginning at 6:45 p.m., and will revolve around the theme “The Future of Food.” Included will be:
- A discussion about how chemists will change the way we eat
- A planetarium show
- “Food Myths Trivia” on Twitter with the chance to win a prize
- A Q&A session with experts in food chemistry and a live interactive video webcast hosted by Kerri Jansen, assistant editor at Chemical & Engineering News
- Professor Joseph “Jody” Puglisi from Stanford University, head scientific advisor to Beyond Meat, discussing the chemistry behind plant-based alternatives to animal meat, and how those innovations could help with challenges facing humanity
- Pizza and drinks
The mission of ACS is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Their vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.
This event is aimed at college-level chemistry students and early career chemists, but it may be suitable for some high school groups and other communities.
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