Earth Day Symposium 2023
This special symposium focused on sustainability of new technologies and their impact on the environment and was co-hosted by the Lehigh Valley Section of the ACS and the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry. The symposium took place Saturday, April 22, at Cedar Crest College.
Specific topics included renewable fertilizers, climate change modeling, community engagement for environmental justice and the future impact of nanotechnology on environmental issues. The speakers were: Sherine Obare
, Dean of Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, University of North Carolina— Greensboro and Chair of the ACS Environmental Chemistry Division; Jonas Baltrusaitis,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Lehigh University; Laura McBride
, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Albright College and Karen Pooley
, Professor of Practice, Director of Environmental Policy Design Program, Lehigh University. The Symposium was organized and hosted by Lindsey Welch
, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical, Physical and Forensic Sciences, Cedar Crest College. The Symposium received local media coverage through Lehigh Valley Live
and a spot on Channel 69 TV
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week was virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at some of our Zoom webinars:
CCEW Teach-In: Earth Day 50
CCEW Paper Science & Recycling
CCEW in the Lehigh Valley Area: Review of Zn Smelting History
Still virtual in 2021, we had a panel discussion to address "Reducing our Footprint with Chemistry" (see below).
CCEW 2021: Members tell their sustainability stories
Emerging from the pandemic in 2022, We celebrated CCEW with an outreach event
at Da Vinci Science Center. The theme, "The Buzz about Bugs: insect chemistry" focused on the importance of insects as pollinators.
featured "The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae" with an outreach event
at Da Vinci Science Center. Seaweed was everywhere