Rhode Island Local Section



Rhode Island Section – American Chemical Society

May Meeting

See below for details or visit http://www.ric.edu/organic/Fission/


Dr. Sarah Delaney

Brown University


Kitchen Chemistry: How Science Influences Food and Cooking

Thursday, May 11, 2017

University of Rhode Island

6:00        Light Buffet Dinner             The Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences

                                                            140 Flagg Road

                                                            Kingston Campus

7:00        Presentation of Award         Beaupre room 105

               and Lecture                         

For dinner reservations, please email Louis Kirschenbaum lkirsch@chm.uri.eduCost: $10, $5 for students.

The 2017 Benjamin Peterson Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary School Chemistry will be presented at the meeting.

Dr. Sarah Delaney’s Biography and Abstract are available by clicking this link.





Professor Michael Pilson Lecture

Michael Pilson to Present the 2016 Gehrenbeck Lecture 

Professor emeritus Michael Pilson of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography will deliver the Twenty-first Annual Richard K. Gehrenbeck Memorial Lecture on the History of Science on Tuesday, November 29, at 8:00 PM in Clarke Science 125 at Rhode Island College.

The lecture, Arrhenius and Some Others, and a little CO2, is intended for a general audience. Professor Pilson will speak about a small mystery solved and the contributions of four individuals who had pivotal roles in the development of the concept we now think of as global warming. All are invited to attend the lecture.

 The lecture is sponsored by the Gehrenbeck Fund in the Rhode Island College Foundation and by the Physical Sciences Department. For more information, a poster, and a flier with an abstract of the talk, visit http://www.ric.edu/faculty/organic/gehrenbeck/






How Do We Know What We Know?


Tuesday,December 6, 2016 from 6:00- 8:00 pm EDT

The Malted Barley 42 High St., Westerly RI 02891

Join us to hear and discuss the ways scientists study the land, oceans, atmosphere, Solar system and use computer models to learn how the climate on Earth has changed.


A presentation will be followed by a Q & A session and discussion.

Appetizers and refreshments will be available.


This event is open to the public as an educational outreach program.  There is no charge for attending, but donations to continue with other Science Cafes are welcome and appreciated. Space is limited and registration is highly recommended.


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Or leave a message at 401-596-6709 or send an email to: peterjbonk@gmail.com   


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