Have you ever found yourself sitting in a movie and thought to yourself, I wish this had more chemistry in it? Well have we got a treat for you! Join ACS Webinars as we present two different cinematic treats for your viewing pleasure. Each movie will be followed by Q&A with the producer and subject matter experts. You can submit questions virtually. Showing for one night only.
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Chemistry and the Environment Film Series – “Carbon for Water”
Sunday, August 19, 6:30- 7:30 PM ET
More than one-sixth of the world’s population lacks access to safe drinking water and 3900 children die from water-borne diseases daily. Thus the American Chemical Society launched Pennies for PUR Water for the International Year of Chemistry 2011. This program provided funding for a 3.5-cents sachet that can safely treat 2.5 gallons of water. The movie “Carbon for Water” presents a similar program found in Kenya where a company aims to provide 900,000 water filters to villagers to reduce the practice of boiling water via burning wood. These filters will decrease the deforestation and the time women and girls walk every day to collect wood. The reduction in wood burning will reduce CO2 emissions. The company can sell this CO2 credit on the voluntary open market. “Carbon for Water” is a 22-minute film directed and produced by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez (http://www.carbonforwaterfilm.com). A discussion will follow the screening.
PhD Movie – A Dose of Comedy, Humor, and Laughter.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30- 9:30 PM ET
Need a laugh? Feeling overwhelmed with school or work? You are not alone! A recent survey by UC Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their academic careers. Join us for just the right remedy! Using a potent potion of humor and laughter, Jorge Cham, author of PhD Comics, recounts his own experiences as a graduate student, university instructor, and researcher in neural prosthetics. He’ll diagnose chemists’ anxieties and explore the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination. Learn the wonderful benefits of laughter again——it’s free!
Sunday, August 19
Carbon for Water 6:30-7:30 PM ET
The PHD Movie 7:30 – 9:30 PM ET
Join Virtually: Register below
(or if you are attending ACS National Meeting, join in-person at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Lobby A Bridge, next to Hall A/B)
Meet your Expert
The PHD Movie
Jorge Cham is a cartoonist and roboticist best known for his popular newspaper and web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD Comics). Cham lives in the United States, where he started drawing PhD Comics as a graduate student at Stanford University. He has since been syndicated in several university newspapers and four books, and was featured on National Public Radio. Jorge received his Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in 1997, and earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford. He subsequently worked at Caltech as an instructor and as a researcher on neural prosthetics.
Carbon for Water
Life is precious. Water shouldn’t be. Chief External Relations Director at Vestergaard Frandsen, Nicolaj Due, a leading former Danish finance journalist who spent time in the field in Kenya on the Carbon For Water campaign, will take your questions and test your bravery.
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