American Chemical Society issuing new series of HD science videos for students, teachers, non-scientists
The American Chemical Society, which has 161,000 members and is the world’s largest scientific society, is issuing a new series of high-definition videos at no charge, targeted at students, teachers, and other non-scientists. The latest episode explores the work of Vincent D’Amico, Emiel van Broekhoven, and Juha Jakkula to make a key ingredient in the production of green gasoline.
The inaugural episode in the Prized Science series featured the research of Richard Zare and tackled the question of life on Mars. Among other scientists and their work featured in upcoming Prized Science episodes are:
- Robert Miller, Ph.D., winner of the 2010 ACS Award for Chemistry of Materials, who helped develop materials that shrunk the size and boosted the power of computer chips.
- David Walt, Ph.D., winner of the ACS Award for Creative Invention, who developed advanced “electronic nose” technology for applications that include detecting explosives and diagnosing diseases.
- Michael Crimmins, Ph.D., winner of the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, whose research underpins efforts to develop treatments for a terrible form of food poisoning involving shellfish.