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Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Do you like your beer malty? Hoppy? Smooth? Light? Dark? With over 1,500 professional breweries and many dedicated home brewers, the United States takes the lead in producing this popular alcoholic beverage. Whether you’re a seasoned home brewer or just like to go “where everybody knows your name,” you don’t want to miss Dr. Charlie Bamforth, brewskie extraordinaire and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis, as he brews up advanced insights and explanations about the chemistry behind beer brewing!

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CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 17, 2011.
What do a mysterious white powder, a blood smear, and a moldy ham sandwich have in common? To the average person, probably not much, but to a forensic chemist, these items might tell quite a bit about what happened when, where, and why. Despite the mystical cachet of popular TV shows, forensic chemists usually need to be well-versed in the widest possible array of analytical technologies, and must be able to quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Join us to learn the different disciplines within forensic chemistry, and get an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic laboratory. Join live and you may also uncover a new secret…

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Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 3, 2011.
From writing grants to authoring scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skill at any stage of one’s career. From students to experienced chemists, writing is ingrained in everyday work, yet most scientists rarely take time to improve. Improving one’s technical writing is to improve one’s career. Communicate your ideas more clearly and effectively, get more of your papers published, and win that major grant! Join our speaker, Kristin Sainani of Stanford University for expert guidance on improving your technical writing abilities!

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