green chemistry en Fun with Science and Star Trek <p>“Fascinating” is a word often used by Spock, and he may well have used it again if he witnessed this year’s Science Demonstration Show at Western Illinois University. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:25:37 +0000 Rich Egger 44903 at Fun with Science and Star Trek Silent Spring and Sustainability Brownbaggers <p>Rich Egger's guests on Emphasis for September 14 are Amy Mossman and Timothy Collins of Western Illinois University. They talk about the fall lineup for the Sustainability Brownbaggers series.<br><br>The brownbaggers are billed as “Conversations for the Natural and Social Sciences, Art and Humanities, and Business.”<br><br>Mossman and Collins will present the first program, which will focus on “Silent Spring.” This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's book.<br> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:40:23 +0000 Rich Egger 21572 at Silent Spring and Sustainability Brownbaggers Emphasis - March 16 <p>Rich Egger&#39;s guest is Western Illinois University chemistry professor Thottumkara K. &quot;TK&quot; Vinod. They talk about &quot;green&quot; chemistry.</p><p>Vinod said green chemistry is the practice of creating chemical products with the least amount of adverse impact on the environment.</p><p>&quot;By doing green chemistry, chemists are thinking of producing chemical products so that we don&#39;t have to deal with chemical waste at the end,&quot; Vinod said.</p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:48:08 +0000 Rich Egger 11956 at Emphasis - March 16