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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:45pm ET

ACS PIB The Future of Food

Check in to view "The Future of Food." After answering a few questions, you will be taken to the broadcast page. You will also be emailed a link to access the video page. If you have any technical issues accessing the event, email us at multimedia@acs.org

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Join thousands of students and early career chemists from around the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Food impacts major problems facing humanity—health, sustainability, global warming, poverty and inequality. Learn how the chemistry community can work to address these challenges through food science in this interactive online video event hosted by the American Chemical Society.

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Everything you need is right at your fingertips! Download flyers and graphics to spread the word, print out additional copies of the handouts and activities and discover bonus activities to enrich you event. 

What to Expect from Your Event

  • A live interactive video webcast hosted by Kerri Jansen, Assistant Editor at C&EN, featuring presentations and Q&A with experts in food chemistry.
  • Professor Selina Wang of UC Davis and her research team’s study into the quality and purity of supermarket olive oil received worldwide attention and led to new olive oil standards for the state of California. She’ll discuss the emerging field of food forensics and how her lab is collaborating with agriculture in California to solve important challenges, like discovering valuable compounds in traditional food production waste streams to create new value-added products
  • Dr. Daniela Barile of UC Davis will discuss her research into the chemical and biological components of milk. Through her work at the Milk Process Research Lab, she aims to identify and understand compounds in milk that affect health outcomes, generate new value-added products for agriculture, and could even form the basis of medicinal treatments for disease.
  • Hank Green, host and founder of the YouTube channel SciShow, will break down some of the challenges and science behind efforts to mimic beef, fish, and other kinds of animal products to create plant-based meat alternatives. Dr. Ricardo San Martin, Research Director of UC Berkeley’s Alt.Meat X-Lab, will join our panel for the live Q&A to answer your plant-based meat chemistry questions!
  • Be the first answer correctly our “Food Trivia” on Twitter with #ACSPIB to win a prize and get a shout out live on-air!
  • Meet thousands of fellow students and professionals around the world on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by posting with the event hashtag #ACSPIB
  • Unpack raffle prizes, handouts, and other ACS resources to share with your members*
  • Take your event further with the ACSPIB “Expansion Pack,” including a cornucopia of juicy food articles from C&EN and yummy food short videos from ACS Reactions and Speaking of Chemistry.
  • This event is aimed at college-level chemistry students and early career chemists, but it may be suitable for some high school groups and other communities. Email multimedia@acs.org with questions about program content.

*Final Box and Presentation Content Subject to Change.

What is ACS Program-in-a-Box?

ACS Program-in-a-Box is the easiest event you'll ever host because "it's all in the box."  With very little effort (acquire the space and gather the crowd), you can host an energetic science event that engages chemistry students and early career chemists.

Physical boxes are an exclusive benefit for active ACS-affiliated groups.  This includes, but is not limited to, groups hosted by ACS Local Sections, ACS Technical Divisions, ACS Student Chapters, and ACS members.  ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapters and ACS International Student Chapters are also now eligible!  If you have any questions about the status of your ACS group and your eligibility to receive a physical box, contact the ACS PIB team at multimedia@acs.org.


Not affiliated with ACS?  That’s okay! We want all chemists to join the party and connect with each other. We’ll send you a “digital box” to download handouts included in the physical box for you to print and share with your attendees. We can also help you use ACS Program-in-a-Box™ to start your Student Chapter, or get your Local Section or Student Chapter back into an active status, so next time you’ll see an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ on your doorstep!


ACS Program-in-a-Box™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


Selina Wang
Research Director & Professor,
UC Davis Olive Center,
University of California, Davis

Daniela Barile
Professor & Chemist,
Milk Process Research Lab,
University of California, Davis

Ricardo San Martin
Research Director & Industry Fellow, Alt.Meat Program,
University of California, Berkeley

Kerri Jansen
Assistant Editor,
Chemical & Engineering News


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