‘Chemical Attractions’ at USU’s Science Unwrapped Friday, Sept. 12

USU’s Science Unwrapped kicks off its Fall 2014 “Matter of Patterns” series Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium on campus. Inquiring minds of all ages are welcome. Admission is free.

LOGAN, UTAH — n the hit TV series “Breaking Bad,” beleaguered high school science teacher Walter White describes chemistry as the “study of change.”

“Electrons change their energy levels. Molecules change their bonds. Elements combine and change into compounds. But that’s all of life, right? It’s the constant, it’s the cycle…It is fascinating, really,” White says.

Friday, Sept. 12, Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped welcomes USU chemist Lisa Berreau, who shares the fascination of chemistry at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.

Professor in USU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and interim dean for the College of Science, Berreau presents “Chemical Attractions.” Her talk, followed by hands-on learning activities, exhibits and refreshments, is free and open to all ages.

Hosted by the College of Science, Berreau’s presentation kicks off Science Unwrapped’s Fall 2014 “Matter of Patterns” series.

“Throughout nature, patterns such as chains, spirals and symmetries emerge with surprising frequency,” says Nancy Huntly, Science Unwrapped chair, director of USU’s Ecology Center and professor in the Department of Biology. “This fall, we’ll examine this phenomenon from a variety of scientific disciplines.”

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the www.usu.edu/science/unwrapped or view “Science Unwrapped at USU” on Facebook.

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