"CURRENT EVENTS IN EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY" LECTURE TO BE GIVEN AT COLUMBIA STATE

Lecture Open to the Public on April 11, 2012

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – March 30, 2012) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Lyceum Committee, in conjunction with the Science, Technology, and Mathematics division, will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lecture titled “Current Events in Everyday Chemistry.” David White, assistant professor of chemistry will give the lecture on Wednesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ledbetter Auditorium in the Frank G. Clement building, on the Columbia campus.

“My talking points will include some mention of elementary atmospheric chemistry, which may be of interest to the science-minded,” White said. “Mainly, I will attempt to address the social ‘controversy’ of climate change and how we, as educators, not only of science but of other disciplines as well, can present the issue to our students and to the public in general.”
    
White earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in chemistry. He joined the Columbia State faculty in 2001, and prior to that time he was a professor at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala.

The lecture is free and open to the public and was arranged by the Lyceum Committee as a continuation of the third season of STEM-type lectures held at the college for students, employees and the public who are interested in chemistry innovations, technology, and the role science and technology play in our everyday lives.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

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