Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Scientific Look at Marijuana

Chemistry professor Joe Vinson from the University of Scranton will discuss the history, chemical nature, and bodily effects of this widely abused drug today at 4:00 PM in room 225 of the Student Activities Center. 

While marijuana may not be your cup of tea some patients treasure it as much as a pot of gold for its proclaimed medical powers; its beneficial aspects will be discussed in this talk.  The structure shown is for  the active ingredient of the drug: tetrahydrocannabinol.  This talk, free and open to the public, is jointly sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seminar on Integrated Pest Management

Today the N390 Environmental Chemistry class learned from guest speaker Dr. Bill Shane how disciplines other than chemistry can be involved in controlling pests.  Dr. Shane has a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota and twenty years of experience working at the South Western Michigan Research and Extension Center.

At this AgBio research center of Michigan State University, Dr. Shane gives advice to growers and supervises many projects involving tree fruits such as apples, pears, and peaches.  Thanks so much for visiting our campus and sharing your work!